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Three-striped Poison Dart Frog

Ameerega trivitatta


Large male frog carrying its young to a small pool or water filled crevice where they will develop into froglets in 40-50 days time. Please see earlier entry for detailed description and habitat details.


This one seen in tropical highland forest an hours drive out of Tarapoto in northern Peru.


Assuming this is a male frog as they usually do the guard duty of the eggs and developing tadpoles. As eggs are generally layed in leaf litter, the tadpoles have to be transported to water to complete their growth cycle.

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triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Mark.

MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Great pics Bob

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne - it certainly has the wow factor :)

LeanneGardner 6 years ago


triggsturner 6 years ago

A great dad Marta. Its a wonder to me that they dont slip off while he is travelling.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

A good dad!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Antonio and Polilla. Glad you liked it.

Wow triggsturner,just beautiful,congrats and thanks for sharing

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap2000. Always a pleasure to share these moments in time with like minded people.

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

Amazing images!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you guys for your comments. Was a pleasant surprise to find this fellow and his family.

twolittletoddies 6 years ago

Awesome photo, Well done!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 6 years ago

Surprising & excellent !!!!!!

Outstanding !

Spotted by

Juan Guerra, San Martín, Peru

Spotted on Aug 13, 2015
Submitted on Dec 3, 2015

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