Allobates femoralis — Overview

Brilliant-thighed Poison-arrow Frog learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Males 28-33 mm, females 33-35 mm. The dorsum is black or dark brown. A light brown dorsolateral line and a broken white ventrolateral line run from the snout to the base of the legs. The legs are dark brown. An orange half-moon shaped patch extends from the base of the legs onto the thigh and there is an orange-yellow patch behind the forelimb. The belly is white with irregular black markings, and the throat region is black.

Lithodytes lineatus is similar in size and color, but has a yellow dorsolateral stripe that circles the whole dorsum, hind legs with alternating light and dark bars, and more than one orange patch on the thighs.

Short clip edited from "Allobates femoralis calling behavior"

Allobates femoralis calling behavior

Shows calling in the wild; the process ofrecording calls in the field; and behavior of an individual male in response tocall playback.
Language: German. Run-time: 0:10 and 2:32.
Videos submitted by Dr. W. Hödl.

Click here to download a .pdf of Hödl's (1983) paper describing the film.

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