Class Amphibia - Amphibians » order Anura » family Bufonidae - Toads - Duméril and Bibron, 1841
Atelopus limosus - Ibáñez, Jaramillo & Solís, 1995
Size male: 26,5-30,7 mm.
Size female: 38,9-40,2 mm.
Atelopus limosus - male. Population southern Portobelo. Atelopus limosus - female. Population southern Portobelo.
Atelopus limosus - male. Population Kuna Yala area (midland). Atelopus limosus population Kuna Yala area (midland).
Native to Panama.
This species is endemic to the eastern part of Panama. No animals have been seen on the west side of the Panama Canal. It is a low-altitude species, occurring at 10-730 meter above sea level (asl).
This species is reasonably common at a number of localities, and there is little evidence of a decline. However, at Filo de Santa Rita, Provincia de Colón, while relatively abundant in October 2000, only one individual was seen in December 2002 (R. Ibáñez pers. obs.).
A large population was observed in the southern area of Portobelo in April 2007 (M. Bartelds) and April 2009 (D, Nilsson). Several animals were spotted in the Kuna Yala area in June 2007 (G. Beneats) and in March 2008 (A. Guevara) Population reduced during 2008 due to collection of animals during 2008 and no animals where found at the same locations in April 2009 (D. Nilsson).
This is a terrestrial species inhabiting tropical lowland forest. Breeding and larval development takes place in forest streams. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Wetlands.
Sources, References, more information & links
Roberto Ibanez, Cesar A. Jaramillo & Frank A Solis (1995) - A new species of Atelopus from Panama. PDF acessible.
Roy W. McDiarmid (1971) - Comparative Morpholgy and Evolution of Frogs of the Neotropical Genera Atelopus, Dendrophryniscus, Melanophryniscus and Oreeophrynella. PDF accessible.