Allobates zaparo
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in eastern central Ecuador and adjacent areas of Peru. Its geographic range is below 550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This diurnal species has been collected in lowland tropical rainforest, and "rolling hills' where it can be found in leaf-litter. Eggs are laid in leaf-litter and the larvae are carried to streams. It is a secretive species known only from primary and good secondary forest.


It is locally abundant.

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.). Not thought to occur in the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

Recorded from Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Not present in any protected areas in Peru . This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Vences et al. (2003) in assigning this species to the genus Allobates.


Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Allobates zaparo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55039A11244484.


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