Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known to occur in Amazonas Department in south-western Colombia, at 100-200m asl, and is likely to occur much more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on the ground in forest. It lays eggs in the leaf-litter, and the males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small waterbodies for their development.


It is a rare species with few specimens in collections, although it was collected again in 2003.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction caused by the expansion of agriculture is a threat.

Conservation Actions

Habitat protection is needed for this species, which might occur in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu, although it has not been found there in two extensive collecting trips.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Wilmar BolĂ­var, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55079A11236466. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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