Allobates trilineatus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in low elevation forest on the east side of the Cordillera Oriental of Perú. (Departamentos: Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Puno), northern Bolivia, Amazonian Ecuador (Limoncocha and Tiputini), and two sites in southern Colombia (within Amazonas and Putumayo Departaments). It might possibly occur in Brazil. Its altitudinal range is from 100-250m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is an amazon lowland tropical moist forest. Not closely associated with bodies of water (Grant and Rodríguez, 2001). Adults are diurnal and live in leaf-litter. Eggs are laid on the forest floor; the male carries the tadpoles to streams. Has been recorded from selectively logged forest.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats to the species. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). The Ecuadorian populations have been subjected to severe habitat disturbance.

Conservation Actions

In Peru it is present in the protected areas of Parque Nacional Manu, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Tambopata Reserve, Pacaya Samiria Reserve. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva Biológica Limoncocha and possibly Yasuni National Park. It is present in protected areas in Colombia and is found in many Bolivian protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Steffen Reichle, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Allobates trilineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55160A11249085.


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