Andinobates minutus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae

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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: Colombia, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from Panama (within El Valle and Cerro Campana, in the central areas of the country and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras), south to Colombia (south to Río Saija). It occurs below 1,000m, generally much lower.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland forest. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the tadpoles are carried on the back of the male to bromeliads, where they develop. It is not found in degraded habitats, but does occur in mature secondary forest.


It is very abundant in some areas.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Unlike most species of Dendrobates this species is not collected for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

Listed on Appendix II of CITES. The species has been recorded from a number of protected areas. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its realtively 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.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Andinobates minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55192A11256063.


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