Mannophryne olmonae (Hardy, 1983)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Aromobatinae > Genus: Mannophryne > Species: Mannophryne olmonae

Colostethus olmonae Hardy, 1983, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 19: 47. Holotype: USNM 198505, by original designation. Type locality: "Bloody Bay, St. John Parish, Tobago, West Indies".

Mannophryne olmonaeLa Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 32; La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 40.

English Names

Bloody Bay Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Tobago Poison Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 8). 


Mountainous areas of northeastern Tobago Island and Little Tobago Islad, West Indies.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Trinidad and Tobago

Endemic: Trinidad and Tobago


Closely related to Colostethus dunni according to the original publication, although this is inconsistent with the results of Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299. Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 62, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 233. Lehtinen and Hailey, 2008, Caribb. J. Sci., 44: 260–264, described the tadpole. Manzanilla, La Marca, and García-París, 2009, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 97: 185–199, corroborated the status of this species and suggested it to be most closely related to Mannophryne riveroiSánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology.

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