Oophaga vicentei (Jungfer, Weygoldt, and Juraske, 1996)

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

Dendrobates vicentei Jungfer, Weygoldt, and Juraske, 1996, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 18: 18. Holotype: ZFMK 61100, by original designation. Type locality: "Aus dem Fussweg von El Copé nach Río Blanco del Norte, Passhöhe der Kontinentlscheide etwa 1 km östlich des Cerro Blanco, etwa 8° 40′ N, 80° 36′ W, 912 m NN, Porvincia de Coclé, Panamá".

Oophaga vicenteiGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 172.

English Names

None noted.


Caribbean versant of the provinces of Veraguas and Coclé and the upper reaches of Pacific versant in Coclé, central Panama.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Endemic: Panama


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 619–623, provided an account. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 131–136, provided a key to the species of AndinobatesDendrobates, and Oophaga (as Dendrobates) in Central America and provided a map and photograph of this species. Higgins and Ibáñez D., 2022, Zootaxa, 5175: 395–400, described larval morphology. Monteiro, Ibáñez D., Mantzana-Oikonomaki, Pröhl, and Rodriguez, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 349, provided a molecular tree (mtDNA) placing this species phylogenetically among other species of the genus, and discussed a unique color pattern. 

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