This species is known only from the type locality of "Nauta" (Cope 1874), which has traditionally been thought to be in Amazonian Peru in Loreto Department. However, it is far from certain that the type locality is in Peru, and it is more likely that this species comes from Panama.
Habitat and Ecology
This is possibly a lowland moist forest species that presumably breeds by larval development, but it is not known where the adults deposit the larvae.
The population status and trend of this species is unknown.
The major threats are not known.
This species is not known from any protected areas.
It is included in Appendix II of CITES, in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with the species' survival
Research on taxonomy, population status, ecology and threats is required.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence (EOO), status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain, and the type specimen has been lost. It is may belong to Allobates, as its first finger is greater than the second finger which is a characteristic of the genus, if the species is confirmed to belong to Dendrobatoidea (J. Brown pers. comm. 2017) but further studies are required.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Ameerega labialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55225A89201974. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T55225A89201974.en