This recently described species is found near to the Iquitos Region in Loreto Department, Peru, where it is present below 200m asl. It is believed that it might range more widely, but further investigations are required to confirm this.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal species of primary lowland moist forest. Larvae are deposited in phytotelms.
There is nothing known about its population status.
While this species might be threatened by trade, it is currently not possible to determine whether or not individuals being traded are captive-bred or wild-caught (or, if they are wild-caught, whether or not this species is being over-harvested). This species is threatened by the habitat loss occurring through agricultural activities in the south of the protected area in which it is found.
The only protected area from which it is currently known is the Reserva Nacional Alpahuayo Mishana. The taxonomy of this species requires resolution.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ranitomeya amazonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55172A11250249. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55172A11250249.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018