Hyloxalus fallax
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae

Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, 3km west of Pilaló on the Quevedo-Latacungo road, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador, and from a nearby site on the western slopes of the Andes, between 1,760-2,430m asl. It is likely to occur more widely than this.

Habitat and Ecology

Its range lies within very humid premontane forest and low humid montane forest. The annual mean precipitation is 2000-4000mm in the very humid premontane forest, and 1,000-2,000mm in the low humid montane forest. The annual mean temperature is 18-24°C in the very humid premontane forest, and 12-18°C in the low humid montane forest (Coloma 1995). Reproduction probably occurs by the females laying eggs on the ground, and the males bringing the larvae to streams for their continued development.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which has not been found since its original description, although perhaps it has not been searched for.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation due to agricultural expansion and logging are the major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Hyloxalus fallax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55080A11236812.


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