8- Ameerega bilinguis - The Ecuador poison frog :
J UNGFER , 1989
The Ecuador poison frog (Ameerega bilinguis) is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae found in Colombia, Ecuador, and possibly Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. The flashy and brilliant colors of this species constitutes a warning for its potential predators that its skin produces poison, a feature that makes it an undesirable food source. It is very common to hear the male singing from slightly elevated areas in search of a female. After the eggs hatch, the adults transport the tadpoles on their backs to ponds, where the tadpoles complete their development.
Ecuador poison frog
Conservation status :
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification :
Binomial name :
Epipedobates bilinguis Jungfer, 1989
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Care Articles :
1- Ameerega bilinguis
courtesy to : www.dendrobase.de/index.php
Ameerega bilinguis (G RANT , F ROST , C ALDWELL , G AGLIARDO , H ADDAD , K OK , M EANS , N OONAN , S CHARGEL & W HEELER , 2006)
Epipedobates bilinguis ( J UNGFER , 1989)
sensu F ROST (2006)
English name: Ecuador Poison Frog
Amphibia-> Anura-> Dendrobatoidea-> Dendrobatidae -> -> Ameerega -> Ameerega bilinguis (J UNGFER , 1989)
Annex II of the WA. Annex B of the EUArtschVO. Notifiable according to BArtSchVO.
In the Red List because of its large-scale distribution and the occurrence in some protected areas classified as "not endangered" (IUCN, 2006).
Small Ameeerega species with a head-hull length of 19-23mm.
Red-brown spine, belly patterned in black and white, one yellow dot on each of the front and back thighs
Dorsal and ventral view Ameerega bilinguis
Clutch and larvae
Larva Ameerega bilinguis
likes to climb
Lives in primary rainforests in the foliage layer and near rivers.
Ameerega bilinguis inhabits the forest floor along small rivulets. Province of Loreto, Peru.
meerega bilinguis is a typical inhabitant of the deciduous layer in the tropical rainforest. Province of Loreto, Peru.
Herb layer in the rainforest, habitat of various dendrobatids. Province of Loreto, Peru.
Biotope detail of Ameerega bilinguis . Province of Loreto, Peru
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