Allobates olfersioides

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Allobates olfersioides
Sapo-flecha - Allobates olfersioides.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Aromobatidae
Genus: Allobates
Species: A. olfersioides
Binomial name
Allobates olfersioides
(Lutz, 1925)

Colostethus olfersioides (Lutz, 1925)
Eupemphix olfersioides Lutz, 1925
Phyllobates alagoanus Bokermann, 1967
Colostethus alagoanus (Bokermann, 1967)
Phyllobates capixaba Bokermann, 1967
Colostethus capixaba (Bokermann, 1967)
Phyllobates carioca Bokermann, 1967
Colostethus carioca (Bokermann, 1967)

Allobates olfersioides (common name: Rio rocket frog) is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae. It is endemic to the coastal regions of the Atlantic Forest biome of eastern Brazil.[2]

This formerly very common species has recently declined and is now absent from many historical locations, but remains common in some areas. It is threatened by habitat loss and possibly chytridiomycosis.[1]

The natural habitats of Allobates olfersioides are primary and secondary forests. It is a diurnal frog that lives on the forest floor. Clutch size is up to 11 eggs. Eggs are laid in a terrestrial nest where they hatch. Tadpoles are carried by the parents to puddles or small rivulets where they feed until metamorphosis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Vanessa Verdade (2010). "Allobates olfersioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Allobates olfersioides (Lutz, 1925)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 August 2014.