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Aromobates duranti
family: Dendrobatidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is only known from the type locality and the vicinity: Páramo de la Culata, in the district of Libertador, in the state of Mérida, Venezuela, at 2,600-3,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits clear, fast-flowing streams in Andean cloud forests and sub-páramo shrubland. The eggs are laid on land and the male protects the eggs. When they are hatched, the male carries the larvae on his back to water where they develop further.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Livestock farming is a major threat to the species' habitat, which is now severely fragmented. Introduced trout also prey on the larvae of this species.

Conservation Actions

A population probably occurs within Parque Nacional Sierra de La Culata. Continued and strengthened management of this area, and expansion of the existing protected areas network to include other tracts of montane forest habitat, are necessary.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Aromobates duranti. In: IUCN 2013

 

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