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What Name Means: Epipedo G = on the ground
/ bates G = one that walks or haunt
/ trivi L = three ways; cross roads
Common Name: Three-striped poison frog
Average size of female: 2.75 inches
Average size of male: 2.3 inches (58 mm)
How to identify sexes: Males are little smaller
and have vocal pouches.
Description: Black body with two dorsolateral stripes
of yellow or green. Legs are green to yellow.
Call: Retarded trill; very loud.
Biotype and distribution
Distribution: Peru and northern South America
Biotype: Very wet rain forest from sea level to about
Population density: 80 m between calling males.
Relative humidity during dry season: about 80%
Rainy season: Depends on locality.
Are frogs sitting in sunlight: No, only found in the shadows.
When is their active time: Between 6 AM and 6 PM
What kinds of food: _______________________
Recommended dimension: L = 59 in. (150 cm) W= 26 in (65
cm) H= 26 in (65 cm)
Terrarium landscaping: These frogs live at the bottom
of the tank; heavily planted with large plants.
Adult population density:
How often do you simulate rain: One to two times a day.
Average age in terrarium: Eight years
Maximum age in terrarium: _______years
Behavior - outgoing or reclusive: Not shy
Eggs/clutch size: About 50
Where are eggs placed: Under a half coconut
Sensitive to light: No
Development time for eggs: 14 days
Development time for tadpoles: 35 days
Food for tadpoles: Fish flake food or live food
Tadpoles kept signally or in groups: Groups, not aggressive.
Are F1 offspring different from wild caught parents: No
Methods to induce breeding:_____________
General notes about specie:______________
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Sources of information:
This information was published in the American Dendrobatid
Group's Newsletter dated April - June 1997 #32 and regenerated here
by permission of the ADG.
Matthias Kneller was the author.