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Allobates granti
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
 
Species Description: Kok, MacCulloch, Gaucher, Poelman, Bourne, Lathrop & Lenglet. 2006 A new species of Colostethus (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from French Guiana with a rediscription of Colostethus beebei (Noble,1923) from its type locality. Phyllomedusa 5(1): 43-66

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: French Guiana

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Allobates granti is currently known from French Guiana, at elevations between 100-730 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a diurnal, forest-dwelling species not closely associated with bodies of water. Males are territorial and call from the leaf litter. Reproduction does not seem to be seasonally constrained, as courtship and tadpoles were observed in February and March, and females collected in February, April, May July and November contained mature eggs. An egg clutch was found to have 9 fertile eggs (Kok et al., 2006).

Population

This is considered to be an uncommon species, and found in small isolated populations at Arataye and Nouragues, French Guiana (Kok et al., 2006).

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions

Most of the species' distribution lies within the “Amazonian Park” of French Guiana. However, there are problems with illegal mining and associated pollution in the park (P. Kok, pers. comm. 2008).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Although this species is known mainly from isolated populations from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Allobates granti can be distinguished from other congeners by a combination of morphological, bioacoustical and behavioural features (Kok et al. 2006).

Citation

Philippe Kok 2008. Allobates granti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136167A4253879. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136167A4253879.en

 

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