Allobates fratisenescus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
Species Description: Morales 2002 Publ.Asoc.Amigos Donana, 13: 26.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two localities at the heads of the Pastaza River on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, between 900 and 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits tropical rainforest, but it is not known whether or not it can tolerate habitat disturbance. There is no information about its breeding habits, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams, as with other species of the genus.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Major threats to this species’ habitat include agricultural activities (both cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock), as well as logging.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Assessors at the Andes GAA workshop in Ecuador raised questions as to the taxonomic validity of this species, but Morales (pers. comm.) is convinced that it is a valid species.


Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Allobates fratisenescus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55084A11237863. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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