Ameerega simulans
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from lower premontane Andean forest in the upper Río Madre de Dios watershed, and Río Candamo and Guacamayo, Peru (Cusco and Puno Regions). It has an altitudinal range of 300–600 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the leaf-litter of lowland and premontane tropical rainforest. It can also be found on the forest edge species close to disturbed areas. Eggs are deposited on the ground and males carry the larvae to streams.


It is generally uncommon, but has a presumed large and stable population because of large area of suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats affecting this species. It is widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and Manu Biosphere Reserve. It is included in Appendix II of CITES.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and degree of tolerance to modified habitats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Ameerega simulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55237A89202709. .Downloaded on 9 December 2018


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