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Epipedobates tricolor (Phantasmal poison dart frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The phantasmal poison frog or phantasmal poison-arrow frog (Epipedobates tricolor) is a species of poison dart frog. It is endemic to Ecuador and known from the Andean slopes of the central Ecuador in Bolívar Province. They have radiant colors. This species is endangered, and there are only a few locations in the wild where they are known to live.
View Wikipedia Record: Epipedobates tricolor

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Epipedobates tricolor

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.49
EDGE Score: 4.09


Litter Size [1]  153
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.0 inches (2.65 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Cordillera real montane forests Ecuador, Colombia, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tumbes-Piura dry forests Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Western Ecuador moist forests Colombia, Ecuador Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve 571807 Peru  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Apenheul Primate Park
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Flamingo Land LTD
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Moscow Zoological Park
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
New England Aquarium
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Parc Merveilleux
Randers Regnskov
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tree Walkers International
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Parc de Beauval

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access