Colostethus poecilonotus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of "between Chachapoyas and Bagua Grande Alva, 500m asl, Amazonas Department, Peru" (Rivero 1991). It is not known if it ranges more widely than this.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a diurnal, terrestrial species, reported from moist lowland tropical forest, although it is not known if it was collected in primary or secondary forest, nor whether or not it can adapt to modified habitats. It is thought to be associated with stream habitats, where the larvae presumably develop.


There is nothing known about its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat degradation: the type locality is highly disturbed by agricultural activities (including coffee plantations) and urbanization (establishment of settlements and townships).

Conservation Actions

This species is not currently known from any protected areas, although it might occur in the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo (but further investigations are required to confirm this). There is a need to protect habitat remnants at the type locality.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.


Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds 2004. Colostethus poecilonotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55133A11258755.


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