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

Anomaloglossus kaiei is known from Kaieteur National Park and the Pakaraima Mountains, Guyana, where it is known to occur in primary and disturbed forest (Kok et al., 2006). The species can also be found along the Guyana-Brazil border and is also possibly present in Brazil. It occurs between 150-900 m elevation (P. Kok, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species has been found mainly in primary and disturbed forest, with one individual found at the edge of the savannah. Anomaloglossus kaiei 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

Mining activities within the boundaries of Kaieteur National Park constitute a threat to the Park's forest ecosystem (Kok et al., 2006).

Conservation Actions

The species occurs within Kaieteur National Park.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Philippe Kok 2008. Anomaloglossus kaiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135874A4214297.


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