Leucostethus argyrogaster (Morales and Schulte, 1993)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Leucostethus > Species: Leucostethus argyrogaster

Colostethus argyrogaster Morales and Schulte, 1993, Alytes, 11: 98. Holotype: MUSM 14256, by original designation. Type locality: "Imazá (4° 15′, 78° 20′, apróx.), Bagua Grande, Departamento de Amazonas, Perú".

Hyloxalus argyrogasterGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 168.

Colostethus argyrogasterSantos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3)e56: 45.

Leucostethus argyrogaster — Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 43. 

English Names

Imaza Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Known only from two localities in the Rio Cainarachi drainage east of the Cordillera Central (Departamento San Martín) and from two localities in the middle Rio Marañón near the northern end of the Cordillera Central, Departamento Amazonas, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See account by Duellman, 2004, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 35: 13-16. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus anthracinus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 221.

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