Dendrobates ventrimaculatus

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Dendrobates ventrimaculatusScientific name: Dendrobates ventrimaculatus

Common name: Amazonian poison frog

Distribution: Peru, Ecuadior, Colombia, French Guiana and Brazil

Favoured terrain: In the lower levels of trees, often in bromeliads and similar plants.

Dificulty: Medium

Dendrobates ventrimaculatusNotes: Dendrobates ventrimaculatus is a very small species, that prefers to live amongst plants a few metres up. Males deposit the tadpoles in the axils of bromeliads (one per axil; the tadpoles have canibalistic tendancies!), where they develop.


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