Silverstone’s Poison Frog

Silverstone's Poison Frog

The Silverstone’s poison frog is endemic to the Cordillera Azul mountain range on the eastern side of the high Andes, Huánuco Region in Peru and can be found at elevations from 1,200-1,800 m. above sea level.

The Silverstone’s poison frog is endemic to the Cordillera Azul, a small mountain range that flanks the eastern side of the Andes, Huánuco Region in Peru. This stands between the northward-flowing Huallaga and Ucayali rivers, two major tributaries of the upper Amazon, and between the towns of Tingo Marfa and Pucallpa on the rivers. The frog can be found at elevations ranging from 1,200–1,800 meters above sea level. Its range is not precisely known and might be wider than is thought.

It has also been introduced to the Tarapoto area of San Martín Region, although very little is known about this biological population.

It is considered to occur in two threat-defined locations (based on the currently known disjunct geographical areas and trade pressure exerted in Cordillera Azul). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,874 square kilometers.


Image | ©️ IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Grant, et al., 2006; IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2018; Lakeland, Torres, & Rosenthal, 2010; Myers & Daly, 1979; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020)

 

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