E azureiventris Datasheet
 

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Epipedobates azureiventris
(blue belly dart frog)

Physical Description:
Size of female 28 mm
Size of male 25 mm
How to identify males/female:
Typical color morphs:  upper side black with yellow stripes on the side, legs blue/green to yellow/green dots, belly and legs blue with black dots.
Size of tadpoles: 45 mm
Call:  long thrill with short interruptions

Biotype and Distribution
Country of origin:  Peru, Province San Martin
Biotype:  mountain forests, 700 m above sea level
Population densities isolated:
Relative humidity at dry season: 80 %
Difference of temperature at night/day:  6 degrees, 18 deg at night, 24 deg. at day time.
Which month is rain season: December to April
Which month is dry season:  May to December
Are frogs sitting in sunlight never: only sitting in shade, always sitting on ground.
When is their activity time? all day, more after rain fall
What kind of food do they find? mites, ants

Vivarium
recommended dimension: at least 50 x 50 x 50 cm
Landscape:  used materials inside bottom with moss, backside higher, use thick roots
How often do you simulate rain: at least once per day
Adult population density: ______
Recommended light in watts: 20 watts
Possible population densities of adults: 1 pair
Possible age reached in vivarium: about 5 years
Behavior, visible or concealed: Sitting under large leaves and roots

Breeding
How many eggs/clutch: 12 to 16
Where are they placed: 1/2 coconut, sometimes in bromeliads
Sensitive to light? no
Development time for eggs: 2 weeks, depending on temperature
Development time for tadpoles: 6 weeks
Food for tadpoles: all kind
Tadpoles kept single or together in group: together, not aggressive
Are wild caught parents different from F1 offspring  in  size, appearance, color? No, they were kept in a greenhouse since 1986

Author
Matthias Kneller
date of this description July 17th 1996

 

 
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