Andinobates altobueyensis
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has a very restricted range around Alto del Buey, on the Serrania Baudo, in Choco Department, Colombia, between 980 and 1,070m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the ground and in bromeliads in very humid pre-montane forests in the Pacific region of Colombia. There is no information on breeding, but it is probable that the eggs are laid in leaf-litter, and that the tadpoles are carried by the adults to bromeliads. There is no information on its adaptability to secondary habitats.


There is little information on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is very little information on threats to this species, though it is likely that some populations are threatened by habitat loss due mainly to smallholder agricultural activities, logging, and human settlement. It might also be collected for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Parque Nacional Natural Utria. Management practices that could allow a commercial, sustainable harvest of this species should be investigated. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Wilmar BolĂ­var, Taran Grant 2004. Andinobates altobueyensis. In: IUCN 2014


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