Aromobates mayorgai
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.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from several localities within Mérida State, on the road from Mérida to La Azulita, in Venezuela, at elevations of 1,700-2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found along mountain streams in cloud forests. 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.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats are agriculture, involving both crops and livestock, as well as agricultural water pollution. The introduced bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) also poses a threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas; protection of remaining tracts of forest habitat in the Venezuelan Andes is necessary.


Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2010. Aromobates mayorgai. In: IUCN 2014


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