Ameerega cainarachi
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae

© 2004 César L. Barrio Amoros (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES Appendix II
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 known only from the type locality and adjacent areas including the Tarapoto-Yurimaguas road (San Martín Department) in Peru. It probably occurs more widely than is currently known. It has been recorded up to 600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowland tropical moist forest and "rolling hills", and can be found in primary and possibly slightly degraded habitats. The breeding habitat is not known, although the larvae are presumably deposited in water.


There is nothing known about the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is the loss of forest habitat through agriculture (coffee), livestock production, and subsistence wood collection. The species has not been recorded from international trade.

Conservation Actions

It is not recorded from any protected areas. Improved habitat protection is required at sites where this species is known to occur.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ameerega cainarachi. In: IUCN 2014


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