Allobates mandelorum
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 restricted to the Cerro Turimiquire, a mountainous region shared between Monagas, Sucre, and Anzoátegui States, in eastern Venezuela. It has been recorded from 1,900-2,630m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forest and sub-páramo shrubland. The eggs are laid on land and when hatched the male carries the larvae on his back to water, where they develop further.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, involving both crops and livestock, as well as road construction for telecommunications installations.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes a protected area for a dam project (Zona Protectora Macizo Turimiquire), but the habitat of this species is in need of much better protection.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cerro Turimiquire in northern Venezuela.


Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Allobates mandelorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55108A11251397. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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