Colostethus panamensis
Panama rocket frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Taxonomic Notes: Grant, T., D. R. Frost, R. Ibáñez D., C. W. Myers, and J. M. Savage. 2006 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 63: 39–41 proposed corrected spelling from panamansis.
Species Description: Grant T 2004 Am Mus Novit 3444:1-24

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Colombia and Panama. In Panama it is recorded east of the western cordilleras, in the Azuero Peninsula, on Isla Coiba, in central Panama and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras. In Colombia it is present in the Parque Nacional Natural Los Katios, Department of Chocó. It is a lowland species that occurs up to 800m asl (Panama).

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal species of humid lowland and montane forest, living along streamsides. It is often found along rocky sections of forest streams. It apparently does not occur in degraded habitats. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the adults carry the tadpoles to streams.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species has been removed from synonymy with Colostethus inguinalis (Grant 2004).


Taran Grant, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Colostethus panamansis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55125A11256591. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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