Oophaga arborea (Myers, Daly, and Martínez, 1984)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Oophaga > Species: Oophaga arborea

Dendrobates arboreus Myers, Daly, and Martínez, 1984, Am. Mus. Novit., 2783: 5. Holotype: AMNH 116724, by original designation. Type locality: "in cloud forest at 1120 m. elevation on the continental divide above the upper Quebrada de Arena, at longitude 82° 12′ 31" W, on the border between the provinces of Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro, Panama".

Oophaga arboreaBauer, 1994, Ripa, Netherlands, Fall: 4; Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 172.

English Names

Polkadot Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Western cordilleras and Atlantic lowlands of Panama, below 1120 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Endemic: Panama


See comment under Oophaga pumilio. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 562–566, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Dendrobates arboreus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 228. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 131–136, provided a key to the species of Oophaga (as Dendrobates) in Central America and provided map and photographs of this species.

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