Hyloxalus littoralis (Péfaur, 1984)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Hyloxalinae > Genus: Hyloxalus > Species: Hyloxalus littoralis

Colostethus littoralis Péfaur, 1984, J. Herpetol., 18: 492. Holotype: ULAM IV-2505, by original designation. Type locality: "Chorillos, [Departamento de] Lima, Perú, 5 m . . . in a small pond found in front of the beach of the Pacific Ocean".

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

English Names

Lima Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Lima, Departamento Lima, Peru, at sea level (population likely extinct) and the Departmentos of Ancash and Huánuco, Peru, 665-2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Morales, 1998, in Cano and Young (eds.), Los Pantanos de Villa: 211-216, reported on life history and distribution. Lehr, Köhler, and Streit, 2002, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 22: 379, discussed the range.

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