This is a diurnal, terrestrial species associated with streams in primary and old secondary lowland moist and wet forests. Eggs are usually deposited on leaves above the ground; the male carries hatching larvae to small pools to complete their development (Savage 2002). It is unlikely to tolerate habitat modification, and is restricted to intact forest and forest fragments (Matlaga 2018).
Conservation Actions In-Place Much of the population occurs in three protected areas in Costa Rica, including Parque Nacional Corcovado and Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce. It is listed in CITES Appendix II. Conservation Needed Continued and strengthened management of protected area(s) where this species occurs, and expanded protection of forest elsewhere in its range is needed. Research Needed More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats. Additionally, there is a need for monitoring the population status of this species given the threats of habitat loss.
CLASS : Amphibia
ORDER : Anura
FAMILY : Dendrobatidae
GENUS : Phyllobates
SPECIES : Golfodulcean Poison Frog (Phyllobates vittatus)
Conservation status : Vulnerable
Update : 06 April 2017