Anomaloglossus kaiei
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
Species Description: Kok, P.J.R., Sambhu, H., Roopsind, I., Lenglet, G.L., Bourne, G.R. 2006. A new species of Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) with maternal care from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. Zootaxa 1238: 35-61.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Kaieteur National Park to the slopes of Maringma Tepui, Guyana (Kok et al. 2006). It is also present on the slopes of Mt. Wokomung and can be found along the Guyana-Brazil border. It is may be present in adjacent Brazil. It occurs between 150–1,060 m asl (Kok 2010) and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,605 km2 and it is thought to occur in 1-5 threat-defined locations.

Habitat and Ecology

The species has been found mainly in primary and disturbed forest, with one individual found at the edge of the savanna. It is a terrestrial, diurnal species, which is not closely associated with bodies of water. Males call from their territories, and females exhibit parental care (Kok et al. 2006).


The species is considered to be locally abundant (Kok et al. 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The majority of the range occurs within a relatively pristine area of forest. However, gold and diamond mining activities within the boundaries of Kaieteur National Park constitute a threat to the Park's forest ecosystem (Kok et al. 2006). Gold mining is also occurring is the around the base of Wokomung massif and could be affecting the habitat of this species there; no one has been there in recent years, so it is unknown whether it has increased up into higher elevations (P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species occurs within Kaieteur National Park.

Conservation Needed
Improved management and protection of the species' habitat is required.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,605 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

This species can be differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological features, tadpole morphology, advertisement call and ecological traits (Kok et al. 2006).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Anomaloglossus kaiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T135874A120129553. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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