Allobates masniger
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Aromobatinae
Species Description: Morales, V.R. 2000. Sistematica y Biogeografia del Grupotrilineatus (Amphibia, Anura, Dendrobatidae, Colostethus), con Descripcion de Once Nuevas Especies.Publicaciones de la Asociacion Amigos de Donana: 1-59.

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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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Parque Nacional da Amazônia (along Rio Tapajos) in Brazil, at 100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland primary and secondary rainforest, and is adaptable to some habitat modification. It lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried to water by the adults, where they continue their development.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Clear-cut logging and fires are major threats to this species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

Its range is in a single protected area: Parque Nacional da Amazônia.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

Assessors at the Amazon GAA workshop in Brazil raised questions as to the taxonomic validity of this species, but Morales (pers. comm.) is convinced that it is a valid species.


Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Allobates masniger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55112A11252468. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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