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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Ameerega is a genus of poison dart frogs in the family Dendrobatidae.[1][2] They are found in central South America north to Panama.[1] It contains many former species of the genus Epipedobates.[3]


Ameerega trivittata

Species :


There are 33 species:


  • Ameerega altamazonica Twomey and Brown, 2008

  • Ameerega andina (Myers and Burrowes, 1987)

  • Ameerega bassleri (Melin, 1941)

  • Ameerega berohoka Vaz-Silva and Maciel, 2011[4]

  • Ameerega bilinguis (Jungfer, 1989)

  • Ameerega boehmei Lötters, Schmitz, Reichle, Rödder, and Quennet, 2009

  • Ameerega boliviana (Boulenger, 1902)

  • Ameerega braccata (Steindachner, 1864)

  • Ameerega cainarachi (Schulte, 1989)

  • Ameerega erythromos (Vigle and Miyata, 1980)

  • Ameerega flavopicta (Lutz, 1925)

  • Ameerega hahneli (Boulenger, 1884)

  • Ameerega ignipedis Brown and Twomey, 2009

  • Ameerega ingeri (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

  • Ameerega labialis (Cope, 1874)

  • Ameerega macero (Rodriguez and Myers, 1993)

  • Ameerega maculata (Peters, 1873)

  • Ameerega parvula (Boulenger, 1882)

  • Ameerega pepperi Brown and Twomey, 2009

  • Ameerega peruviridis Bauer, 1986

  • Ameerega petersi (Silverstone, 1976)

  • Ameerega picta (Bibron, 1838)

  • Ameerega planipaleae (Morales and Velazco, 1998)

  • Ameerega pongoensis (Schulte, 1999)

  • Ameerega pulchripecta (Silverstone, 1976)

  • Ameerega rubriventris (Lötters, Debold, Henle, Glaw, and Kneller, 1997)

  • Ameerega shihuemoy (Serrano, 2017)

  • Ameerega silverstonei (Myers and Daly, 1979)

  • Ameerega simulans (Myers, Rodriguez, and Icochea, 1998)

  • Ameerega smaragdina (Silverstone, 1976)

  • Ameerega trivittata (Spix, 1824)

  • Ameerega yoshina Brown and Twomey, 2009

  • Ameerega yungicola (Lötters, Schmitz, and Reichle, 2005)



Scientific classification :







Bauer, 1986

Diversity :

33 species 

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Video : 

Ameerega cainarachi males calling



1- The pleasing poison frog (Ameerega bassleri) :

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Bauer, 1988

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This genus contains most of the species formerly known as Epipedobates. The main synapomorphy uniting this clade is the presence of granular dorsal skin. Other characteristics include dorsolateral stripes, first finger longer than or equal in length to second finger, and somewhat large size (usually over 30 mm SVL). Most species in this genus are moderately toxic and aposematic. These species are distributed mainly throughout the east-Andean versant and east into the Amazon basin. Two species, A. andina and A. erythromos occur on the Pacific side of the Andes in Colombia, although their assignment to this genus is based on very limited data.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :


The pleasing poison frog (Ameerega bassleri) is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae endemic to Peru.[3][2]



Conservation status



Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Scientific classification







Species:A. bassleri

Binomial name

Ameerega bassleri
(Melin, 1941)


  • Dendrobates bassleri Melin, 1941

  • Phyllobates bassleri (Melin, 1941)

  • Epipedobates bassleri (Melin, 1941)

  • Phobobates bassleri (Melin, 1941)[2]

Pleasing poison frog

Distribution and habitat :


The species is found in lowland and montane tropical moist forests, in both pristine and slightly degraded habitat, in the Amazon drainage of Peru at elevations of 270–1,200 m.[1]


Conservation :


Although it can be extremely common in places, the pleasing poison frog is currently classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to ongoing habitat loss, mostly caused by coffee plantations.[1]

For the external links , refrences  click here to read the full wikipedia article 

Video : 

Male Ameerega bassleri calling

Ameerega bassleri (G RANT , F ROST , C ALDWELL , G AGLIARDO , H ADDAD , K OK , M EANS , N OONAN , S CHARGEL & W HEELER , 2006) 
Phobobates bassleri Z IMMERMANN and Z IMMERMANN , 1988 Epipedobates bassleri M YERS , 1987 
Dendrobates bassleri M YERS , D ALYand M ALKIN , 1978 
Phyllobates bassleri S ILVERSTONE , 1975 
Dendrobates bassleri M ELIN , 1941 


English name: Pleasing Poison Frog


Amphibia-> Anura-> Dendrobatoidea-> Dendrobatidae-> Colostethinae-> Ameerega -> Ameerega bassleri (M ELIN , 1941)






with 12-13 months. The first clutches are often of inferior quality (fungi).



Peru, Río Huallaga 300-1100m altitude

Biotope : 

 Biotope Ameerega bassleri

Biotope photograph Ameerega bassleri 

Biotope Ameerega bassleri

Small forest pools and streams form the habitat of Ameerega bassleri

Biotope Ameerega bassleri

Ameerega bassleri in the biotope 

Attitude in the terrarium :


Terrarium / Facility:

Rainforest terrarium from 50x50x55cm.



Do not keep warm! 
Lower 18-21 ° C 
at 4-6 ° C at night Annual variation in 
temperature minimal (1-2 ° C)



70-80%, at lunchtime up to 70%, in the morning and in the evening 100% (fog)



Usual small food animals Drosophila, micro-crickets, smallest wax maggots, meadow plankton and spring tails.


Tips for breeding:

lays many eggs at the water's edge in Bromeli (Thorsten Mahn) 
A clutch can consist of over 40 eggs, which are always supplied by the male. After about ten days, the larvae are released. These are relatively easy to grow with algae. The relatives take place after approx. 1.8 months.

Photos :

bassleri with food

A. bassleri 

blue bassleri while mating

A.bassleri  mating

Ameerega bassleri blue / chrome Sisa with tadpoles

A. bassleri 

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Madagascar Dart frogs


Aromobatidae :

 South America Dart Frogs -  Species 


Dendrobatidae :

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