Hyloxalus infraguttatus

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Hyloxalus infraguttatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Hyloxalus
Species: H. infraguttatus
Binomial name
Hyloxalus infraguttatus
(Boulenger, 1898)

Phyllobates infraguttatus Boulenger, 1898
Colostethus infraguttatus (Boulenger, 1898)

Hyloxalus infraguttatus is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae. It is found on the Pacific slopes of Ecuadorian Andes at elevations of 70–1,500 m (230–4,920 ft) asl.[2][3]


Males measure 17–21 mm (0.67–0.83 in) and females 20–23 mm (0.79–0.91 in) in snout–vent length. Dorsum colouration varies from greenish to pale and dark brown, spotted with dark brown. They have an oblique lateral stripe that extends to the eye. There are white spots on the throat and abdomen.[3][4]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitats are humid premontane forests, tropical thickets and thorny scrubs, and very dry tropical forests. It is a common species but its abundance has been declining. It is threatened by habitat loss from agricultural development, logging, and new wood plantations.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cisneros-Heredia, D.; Almandáriz, A.; Yánez-Muñoz, M.; Coloma, L.A. & Ron, S. (2004). "Hyloxalus infraguttatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Hyloxalus infraguttatus (Boulenger, 1898)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Coloma, L.A.; Ortiz, D.A. & Frenkel, C. (2013). "Hyloxalus infraguttatus". Ron, S. R., Guayasamin, J. M., Yanez-Muñoz, M. H., Merino-Viteri, A., Ortiz, D. A. and Nicolalde, D. A. 2014. AmphibiaWebEcuador. Version 2014.0. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ). Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Coloma, L. A. (1995). "Ecuadorian frogs of the genus Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae)". Miscellaneous Publication, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas. 87: 1–72.