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© Mary Gartshore at Fundación Jocotoco



Family: Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Dendrobates sylvaticus

IUCN Red List status:Near Threatened

Protected by the following WLT projects:


Species Range (IUCN)


This species lives in lowland and sub montane rainforest and can survive in moderately degraded areas, at least in the more humid parts of its range. The eggs are laid on the ground, and the larvae are transported to bromeliads by the female. The major threats to its survival are deforestation for agricultural development, cultivation of illegal crops, logging, mining and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

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