Q is for…Adelphobates quinquevittatus

Today is the seventeenth day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!

 

Adelphobates quinquevittatus 

The A. quinquevittatus is a species of frog found in the Rio Madiera drainage in the Southern Amazon Basin in Brazil & Bolivia.  Up until 1990 it was refered to as Ranitomeya ventrimaculata 7398706934_e22dacb70e_k

It can typically be found in tropical forests & freshwater marshes and will live in the leaf litter on the forest floor.    CF140 2006

This frog is gorgeous with its striking orange spotted legs.  97649a_b9defc9e2c3142f8b8b39912b5266871.jpg_srz_937_1406_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz.jpg

The IUCN red list lists the A. quinquevittatus as of least concern as it is found locally abundant.  3171708

Here is the original species highlight.  Here are all the types of the Adelphobates species.

 Hope you enjoyed Q!  Check out my previous A to Z posts:

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Sources:

(1) IUCN red list(2) Arkive (3) iNaturalist

Image Sources:

(1) Flickr User Renato Galga(2) Life in the Dark (3) Wixstatic (4) Olhares

 

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13 thoughts on “Q is for…Adelphobates quinquevittatus

  1. Oh, he is so GORGEOUS He looks like a humbug! Maybe you don’t have humbugs – they are a type of square sweet, quite large, mint-flavoured, and black and white striped!

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