Lehmann’s poison frog


Lehmann’s poison frog or the red-banded poison frog (Oophaga lehmanni) is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae endemic to a small part of western Colombia. Its natural habitats are submontane tropical rainforests. It is threatened by habitat loss and collection for the pet trade, and the IUCN lists it as being “critically endangered”. It was named after Colombian conservation biologist Federico Carlos Lehmann.

Lehmann’s poison frog is endemic to Colombia where it is found in tropical forests in the drainage of the Anchicayá River to the west of Dagua in Valle del Cauca Department, as well as in one locality in Chocó Department, all on the slopes of the Cordillera Occidental. Its altitudinal range is 600–1,200 m (1,969–3,937 ft).[1][2][4] There are several separate populations and the total area of occupancy is less than 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi).

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