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Ameerega maculata
Confusing Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Panama

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

The type locality of this species is recorded as "Chiriquí", which at the time of description included the Atlantic versant and the Pacific versant of western Panama. Given the unspecified nature of the single locality a map cannot be produced for this species.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is largely unknown but it could have been collected from a forest habitat. The larvae presumably develop in water.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown, and the level of deforestation within the region of collection might have led to its extinction.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

The main threats are principally presumed to include habitat loss given the extensive deforestation of the Chiriquí region.

Conservation Actions

Research Needed
Surveys of potentially suitable habitat within the area defined as "Chiriquí" during the initial species description, are urgently required to determine the continued existence of this species, which might now be extinct.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Ameerega maculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55227A54345011. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T55227A54345011.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018

 

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