Oophaga Lehmanni Yellow Status
Lehmann’s poison frog(Oophaga lehmanni yellow) is only found in a very small area of Colombia. It is fully protected in its native country, considered critically endangered by the IUCN and listed on CITES Appendix II. Once a common species in its tiny range, recent surveys have found that it is now very rare. Threats to its survival are the degradation of its habitat due to timber extraction and illegal agriculture, and collection for the pet trade. It is present in the Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.
In an attempt of countering the continued illegal collection of wild individuals, a farm that breeds this species and other Colombian poison frogs in captivity has been started in Colombia, both providing legal frogs for the pet market (instead of illegal wild caught) and an income for the local community.
We have produced many with the common banded pattern that are amazing, some with wavy striations of black, some with saddle like patterns and even a couple bullseye like spotted lehmanni.