Ameerega trivittatus


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Ameerega trivittatus, formerly Epipedobates trivittatus, is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family commonly known as the three-striped poison frog. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, possibly Ecuador, and possibly French Guiana.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest floors and intermittent freshwater marshes. A. trivittatus is diurnal and terrestrial. Its distinctive features include its large size (up to 50 mm), granular skin, lack of webbing between digits, and distinctive striped markings. The colour of these markings varies; typically the stripes are green, but yellow and orange specimens occur, as well. It lays terrestrial eggs, which are hidden in clutches under leaves. The males take care of the eggs and carry the tadpoles on their backs to pools once they have hatched. It is threatened by habitat loss. source

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