Aromobates orostoma
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known with certainty only from the type locality in Táchira State, Venezuela (Boca del Monte, Camino del Pregonero), from 2,300-2,800m asl. Other Táchira localities listed in Barrio (1999) are unconfirmed.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits mountain streams in cloud forest. 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 an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are agriculture, involving both crops and livestock, and agricultural pollution, and the area of occupancy of this species is now less than 20km².

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and protection of remaining tracts of forest habitat in the Venezuelan Andes is necessary.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in its area of occupancy and in the extent and quality of its habitat.


Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2010. Aromobates orostoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55259A11264820. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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