This species is known from the Iquitos and Yurimaguas Region, Loreto, northeastern Perú, and from two sites in Ecuador. A lowland species found below 200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal frog occurs in primary and secondary lowland tropical rainforest; it is mostly terrestrial but also climbs tree trunks (Rodríguez and Duellman 1994). It breeds in phytotelms, and may be found in mature secondary forest.
It is locally abundant in Peru, rare in Ecuador.
Currently there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. Illegal trade in this species has been observed (from 1987 to 1995), possibly caused through confusion of this species with a legally exportable species.
It is present in Alpahuayo Mishana Reserve (Peru). In Peru there is National legislation to treat as "Situación Indeterminada" (Decreto Supremo N° 013-99-AG, May-19-1999). This species should remain listed on CITES to prevent unsustainable trade. It is illegal to export the species from either Ecuador or Peru.
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Icochea M., J., Coloma, L.A., Ron, S.R., Jungfer, K., Angulo, A. & Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. 2004. Ranitomeya reticulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55198A86525364. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55198A11258042.en