This species is currently known from the lower Quebrada Sucusari in the Río Napo drainage, and from Quebrada Limera and Lago Preto in Río Putumayo, in Loreto, Peru (Grant and Rodríguez 2001, Pérez et al. 2003, Rodríguez and Knell 2003). It is likely that it is more widely distributed throughout the Amazonian lowlands. It occurs up to 200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal frog inhabits tropical lowland moist forest. It occurs near streams, but has been found up to 25 m into the forest, therefore differing from some strictly riparian congeners confined to the streamside (Grant and Rodríguez 2001). Eggs are likely laid in the leaf litter and, upon hatching, adults probably carry the larvae to streams to develop.
Little is known about the population status of this species.
There are no major threats to this species as there are few human activities within its range and suitable habitat remaining, although there is limited tourism development ongoing in the region.
Its presence in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area must be verified.
No conservation measures are recommended at present, however there might be a need to establish protected areas for this species if habitat degradation significantly increases.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends, and ecology.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and remaining suitable habitat across its range.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Allobates melanolaemus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55114A89199469. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T55114A89199469.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019