This species is known from 150-1,700 m altitude in the Coastal Cordillera in Aragua and Carabobo States, the northern portion of the Cordillera de Mérida (Lara State), and the east coast of Falcon State, northwestern Venezuela.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in lowland to lower montane humid forest, usually very near rivers and streams where it breeds. The reproductive season probably corresponds to the beginning of the rainy season (locally usually from May to June). The species' diet seems to comprise solely arthropods.
The species is common in riverine forest but rare in semi-deciduous forest.
The main threat in the Cordillera de Mérida is deforestation for small-scale agriculture, including coffee. This is also a threat lower down (though including cacao, rather than coffee), and in both cases pesticide pollution is increasingly exacerbating habitat degradation. Near coastal parts of its range, threats come more from fire and substantial uncontrolled tourist development in and near protected areas.
This species is known from Henri Pittier, Yacambú, San Esteban, and Morrocoy National Parks, and might occur in others.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since it has a relatively large extent of occurrence, including a number of protected areas, is very likely to occur in many more locations than the few currently known, and does not appear to be declining.
Enrique La Marca 2006. Allobates pittieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61765A12555417. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61765A12555417.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018