AmphibiaWeb - Ameerega petersi


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Ameerega petersi (Silverstone, 1976)
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
genus: Ameerega
Taxonomic Notes: Ameerega smaragdina is synonymized with A. petersi after French et al 2019 Molec. Phylog. Evol. (
Ameerega petersi
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
CITES Appendix II
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Peru

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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).

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.

Originally submitted by: Kellie Whittaker (first posted 2008-04-21)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2013-02-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2013 Ameerega petersi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 14, 2024.

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