IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Adults tend to be small (14.6-18.9mm SVL) males are not significantly very different in size when compared to females. Head width less than body width, head longer than wide, head width is approximately 32% of SVL; tibial length is approximately 44% of SVL; toe disc (pad) on third finger on hands is 1.5-2.5 times wider than fourth digit (outer). Teeth absent. Snout rounded when viewed dorsally, ventrally, laterally. Distance between nostril and anterior portion of eye is 55-60% diameter of eye. Tympanum length is 50% diameter of eye, supratympanic fold absent. Pupil rounded. Ankles slightly separated when hind limbs anteriorly adpressed longitudinally.

The head and approximately 2/3 of the body (anterior portion of the trunk) are scarlet in color. A gradient forms going posteriorly until scarlet is replaced by brown. Tympanum is dark brown. Forearms and thighs brown. Areas on hands and feet may have sky blue. Body granular (higher concentration on head and arms).

Tadpole globular, its width is 67% snout-cloaca distance. Spiracle is sinistral and angles ventro-posteriorly. Body/head coloration in life is reddish brown. Cream colored ventrally. Oral disc is concave laterally.

In 2011, the genus Ranitomeya was subdivided into seven genera, including the genus Andinobates by Brown et al (2011).

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