Allobates melanolaemus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
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: Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known from the lower Quebrada Sucusari in the Río Napo drainage, and from Quebrada Limera and Lago Preto in Río Putumayo, in Loreto, Peru (Grant and Rodríguez 2001, Pérez et al. 2003, Rodríguez and Knell 2003). It is likely that it is more widely distributed throughout the Amazonian lowlands. It occurs up to 200 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This diurnal frog inhabits tropical lowland moist forest. It occurs near streams, but has been found up to 25 m into the forest, therefore differing from some strictly riparian congeners confined to the streamside (Grant and Rodríguez 2001). Eggs are likely laid in the leaf litter and, upon hatching, adults probably carry the larvae to streams to develop.


Little is known about the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species as there are few human activities within its range and suitable habitat remaining, although there is limited tourism development ongoing in the region.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Its presence in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area must be verified. 

Conservation Needed
No conservation measures are recommended at present, however there might be a need to establish protected areas for this species if habitat degradation significantly increases.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends, and ecology.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and remaining suitable habitat across its range.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Allobates melanolaemus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55114A89199469. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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