This species is found in eastern Peru and in Brazil, at 274-800 m in elevation. Within Peru it occurs in the Río Ucayali and Río Huallaga basins (Departamentos Huánuco, Pasco, and Ucayali). In Brazil it is found in Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá (Acre State). It occurs only in primary premontane and lowland moist tropical forest (IUCN 2006).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors Eggs are deposited terrestrially, in the leaf-litter. Larvae are transported by a parent to streams (IUCN 2006).
Trends and Threats This species is widespread. Some habitat loss has resulted from agricultural cultivation (crops and coffee) (IUCN 2006).
Comments Calling behavior and spectral stratification in Amazonian dart poison frogs (Dendrobatidae).
Shows rainforest habitat, Ameerega trivittata embryos, tadpole transport, and calling; then Allobates femoralis, Ameerega petersi, Ameerega picta, and Allobates marchesianus calling, and contrasts the calls by using spectrograms.
Language: English. Run-time: 7:52.
Video submitted by Dr. Walter Hödl.
Myers, C. W., Rodriguez, L. O., and Icochea, J. (1998). ''Epipedobates simulans, a new cryptic species of poison frog from southeastern Peru, with notes on E. macero and E. petersi (Dendrobatidae).'' American Museum Novitates, 3238, 1-20.
Silverstone, P.A. (1976). ''A revision of the poison arrow frogs of the genus Phyllobates Bibron in Sagra (Family Dendrobatidae).'' Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Bulletin, 27, 1-53.
Written by Kellie Whittaker (biologist AT earthlink.net), UC Berkeley First submitted 2008-04-21 Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2013-02-19)