Appearance''Ranitomeya amazonica'' is 16–19 mm long with smooth, black skin. The torso is laterally striped orange or red while the legs and arms feature a mesh of blue, grey or green on black. There is no explicit sexual dimorphism in this frog but females tend to be slightly bigger than males.
DistributionKnown distribution consists of widely separated populations, one in northwestern Amazonian Peru and extreme southeastern Colombia , and expected in the adjacent Brazil; extreme southern Guyana; eastern French Guiana; the mouth of the Amazon in Brazil. Whether the large gaps are real or result from insufficient sampling is unknown.
StatusIt is listed as "Data Deficient" on the IUCN Red List based on the assessment from 2004. The number of them in the wild is unknown. More recently, Brown, Twomey, and colleagues suggested that it should be classified as "Least Concern". The frog occurs in the Alpahuayo Mishana National Reserve in Peru.
HabitatIts habitat is in the Amazon jungle. It most frequently uses bromeliads for breeding.
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