Silverstone’s poison frog


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Silverstone’s poison frog (Ameerega silverstonei; formerly Epipedobates silverstonei) is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family endemic to Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss for agriculture and drug crops, and is exported in the illegal pet trade.

Silverstone’s poison frog is endemic to Peru. It is found in Cordillera Azul mountain range in Huánuco Department, where it is found at an altitude of about 1,330 m (4,364 ft) above sea level. Its range is not precisely known and might be wider than is thought. It has also been introduced to the vicinity of Tarapoto in the San Martín Region but the result of this introduction is unknown. source

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