Aromobates duranti

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Aromobates duranti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Aromobatidae
Genus: Aromobates
Species: A. duranti
Binomial name
Aromobates duranti
(Péfaur, 1985)
Synonyms

Colostethus duranti Péfaur, 1985
Nephelobates duranti (Péfaur, 1985)

Aromobates duranti (common name: Durant's rocket frog) is a species of frog in the Aromobatidae family. It is endemic to Venezuela where it is known from near La Culata in the Cordillera de Mérida.[2] Its natural habitats are clear, fast-flowing streams in Andean cloud forests and sub-páramo shrubland. The male protects the eggs that are laid on land. After hatching, the male carries the tadpoles on his back to water where they develop further.[1]

Aromobates duranti is threatened by habitat loss caused by livestock farming. The tadpoles are predated by invasive trout.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c La Marca, E. & García-Pérez, J.E. (2004). "Aromobates duranti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55254A11281790. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55254A11281790.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Aromobates duranti (Péfaur, 1985)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 August 2014.