Hyloxalus awa
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae

© 2007 Lars L. Iversen (1 of 1)

Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the western Andean slopes and in the western Pacific lowlands of north-western Ecuador. It occurs from 265-1,220m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid sub-montane tropical forest, and lays its eggs outside water on leaf-litter or low vegetation. The adults then carry the tadpoles on their back to nearby streams where they develop further.


It is not uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock) and logging, and agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions

Its range overlaps Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, and slightly overlaps Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in northwestern Ecuador


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Hyloxalus awa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55049A11245820.


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