IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Epipedobates boulengeri is a small dendrobatid frog found in lowland rainforests in northwestern Ecuador and southwestern Colombia, and on Gorgona Island 30 km off of Colombia’s Pacific coast. Unlike many other dendrobatids (the group that includes the colorful neotropical poison dart frogs), E. boulengeri is cryptically colored and apparently nontoxic. Its back is a dark reddish brown color with black spots or mottling, and it has characteristic whitish or yellowish stripes on its flanks and face. This species lives primarily on the ground in moist rainforest habitats, although it has also been found in disturbed habitats such as gardens and railroad tunnels. Unlike many of its close relatives which are specialized to prey primarily on ants, E. boulengeri eats a much wider variety of insects and other small arthropods.


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Source: The Harvard University Herpetology Course - OEB 167

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