Allobates conspicuus (Morales, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Allobatinae > Genus: Allobates > Species: Allobates conspicuus

Colostethus conspicuus Morales, 2002 "2000", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 13: 22. Holotype: MUSM 17701, by original designation. Type locality: "Estación Biológica Pakitza, Zona Reservada del Parque Nacional del Manu, Manu, Madre de Dios, Perú".

Allobates conspicuusGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 162.

English Names

Manu Rocket Frog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 26). 


On the eastern versant of the central Andes of Peru in the valleys of the Pachitea, Ucayali, and Manu, 250 to 550 m elevation; reported from Santa Cruz Forest Reserve in Loreto, Peru; also known from Acre, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Peru


In the Colostethus trilineatus group according to the original publication. See comment under AllobatesMelo-Sampaio, Oliveira, and Prates, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 135, reidentified specimens (OMNH 35997 and MPEG 12321) which had been used in phylogenetic studies subsequent to its misidentification are actually Allobates subfolionidificans. See brief account by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 26–27. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. 

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