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Aromobates leopardalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Aromobates
Higher classification  Colostethus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Aromobatidae
Scientific name  Colostethus leopardalis
Rank  Species
Similar  Frog, Amphibians, Colostethus, Poison dart frog

Aromobates leopardalis (common name: leopard rocket frog) is a species of frog in the Aromobatidae family. It is endemic to the Mérida of western Venezuela, with one population within the Sierra Nevada National Park. Its natural habitats are páramo grassland and sub-páramo shrubland environments and cloud forest. It is usually found within grasses and frailejones (Espeletia spp.), usually along and within streams.

This species has not been seen in at least a decade. Potential threats to it are introduced trout and possibly disease (chytridiomycosis); it shares its habitat with Atelopus mucubajiensis, another frog that has greatly declined.

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Aromobates leopardalis Wikipedia


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