Dendrobates pumilio


Voice: Series of harsh "chirp-chirpo-chirp" calls lasting 5-32 sec.

Habitat: Lowland moist and wet forests - undisturbed forest, cacao plantations, and abandoned clearings.

Biology: Diurnal; active year-round; males and females are both territorial; high population densities - up to 827/ha; diet is mainly small arthropods; year-round mating; once eggs hatch, the female carries each tadpole on her back to a separate bromeliad leaf axil and returning every day to lay unfertilized eggs as food for the tadpole.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.



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