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Minyobates steyermarki sold in Germany ?
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Is Minyobates steyermarki found to be sold in Germany ? Just wondering,after seeing some video, ect.

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I've seen a pair here in the UK that were purchased at Hamm I think.

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For as long as I have been in the hobby.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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From the IUCN Red list of Threatened species:

Interesting enough....I see no CITES reference. So this is another frog, like Mysteriosus, that is openly displayed and sold in Europe, and is probably here in the U.S ?


Minyobates steyermarki

Scientific Name: Minyobates steyermarki
Species Authority: (Rivero, 1971)
Common Name/s: Spanish – Sapito Rojo Del Yapacana

Synonym/s: Dendrobates steyermarki Rivero, 1971

Assessment Information
Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered
Year Assessed: 2004
Assessor/s Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the extent of its forest habitat on the Cerro Yapacana is declining.

Geographic Range
Range Description: This species is restricted to Cerro Yapacana, at elevations from 600-1,300m asl, in Amazonas state, Venezuela.

Population: According to Gorzula and Señaris (1999) this frog is exceedingly common in bromeliads on the summit, and it is possible to collect hundreds in just a few hours. It is still found in great numbers.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in terrestrial bromeliads in montane tepui forest. Breeding probably takes place in bromeliads.
Systems: Terrestrial

Major Threat(s): Intensive open gold mining in the area is a major threat to the species' habitat. Barrio and Fuentes (1999) reported the illegal collection and exportation of some 150 specimens to Germany, and other collections for scientific purposes. Wildfires might also be a threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions: Cerro Yapacana is a Venezuelan natural monument, like most other tepuis in the region. Surveys are necessary to monitor the population trends of this species. Measures are also required to combat illegal trade of this species, and to regulate the mining activities so that the survival of the species is not jeopardised.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Minyobates steyermarki. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. . Downloaded on 08 May 2011.
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