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Oophaga vicentei Jungfer, Weygoldt, and Juraske 1996

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)



Species description based on Lotters et al (2007). A small poison frog.


Dorsal coloration is variable, but includes yellow, red, or green. Individuals have extensive black reticulations on the dorsum that extend down onto the arms and legs.

Taxonomy and systematics


  • Kingdom:Animalia


Jungfer, Weygoldt, and Juraske 1996


Dendrobates vicentei

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

Habitat and distribution


Lowland and premontane forest to 912 m.


Oophaga vicenti is endemic to Panama.


Gagliardo, R, P Crump, E Griffith, J Mendelson, H Ross, and K Zippel. 2008. The principles of rapid response for amphibian conservation, using the programmes in Panama as an example. International Zoo Yearbook 42(1): 125-135.

Grant, T, DR Frost, JP Caldwell, R Gagliardo, CFB Haddad, PJR Kok, DB Means, BP Noonan, WE Schargel, and WC Wheeler. 2006. Phylogenetic systematics of dart-poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae). Sistemática filogenética de las ranas venenosas y sus afines (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 299: 1-262.

Ibáñez, R, F Solís, C Jaramillo, and AS Rand. 2000. An overwiew of the herpetology of Panama. In: Johnson, JD, RG Webb, and OA Flores-Villela. Eds. Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

Jungfer, K-H, P Weygoldt, and N Juraske. 1996. Dendrobates vicentei, ein neuer Pfeilgiftfrosch aus Zentral-Panama. Herpetofauna 18(103): 17-26.

Lotters, S, KH Jungfer, FW Henkel, and W Schmidt. 2007. Poison Frogs. Biology, Species & Captive Maintenance. Frankfurt am Main: Edition Chimaira.

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