Oophaga lehmanni (Myers and Daly, 1976)

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

Dendrobates lehmanni Myers and Daly, 1976, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 157: 240. Holotype: AMNH 88153, by original designation. Type locality: "in montane forest approximately 13 km west of Dagua (town), 850-1200 meters elevation on south-facing versant of upper Río Anchicayá drainage, Department of Valle, Colombia".

Oophaga lehmanniBauer, 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

Lehmann's Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Red-banded Poison Frog (CITES).


Western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 600–1200 m elevation; isolated record on the western slope of the Andes in Chocó, near the Risaralda border (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Lötters, 1992, Salamandra, 28: 138-144, doubted the distinctiveness of this species from Oophaga histrionica. Castro-Herrera and Amézquita, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 162-167, provided an account and map. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 583-588, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Dendrobates lehmanni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 229. Betancourth-Cundar and Palacios-Rodríguez, 2018, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 4(1): 45–51, provided a detailed account and who suggested that the population in Chocó, Colombia, is actually assignable to Oophaga histrionica, based on information from A. Amézquita. 

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