Adelophryne adiastola 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adelophryne adiastola Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Yapima Shield Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found in Yapima, Departamento Vaupes, and Leticia, Departamento Amazonas, Colombia, to Quebrada Vasquez, north side of lower Río Tahuayo, Departamento Loreto, Peru. Its elevation is below 200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in Colombia and uncommon in Peru.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a terrestrial species of primary and secondary lowland tropical moist. The breeding habitat is not known. It is not known if it can adapt to significantly modified habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), but its range is in an area of low human impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species might occur in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru; and in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu and El Pure National Park, Colombia.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2004. Adelophryne adiastola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56299A11446212. . Downloaded on 23 February 2018.
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