Amazon Milk Tree Frog

[Phrynohyas resinifictrix]

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Location: RainForest Amphibian Exhibits

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Range
Their range is the Northern Amazon region of South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela)
Habitat
Their habitat is the Humid rain-forest canopy, near slow-moving streams.
Gestation
Tadpoles hatch in one day; larval stage is approximately three weeks.
Litter
Clutch size: 2,000 eggs
Behavior
The frog is nocturnal and lives in the rain-forest canopy. They often breed in tree cavities and seldom descend to the ground.
Reproduction
Breeding takes place between November and May (the rainy season). The male frog externally fertilizes a clutch of about 2,000 eggs in a gelatinous mass floating in water. The egg mass may also be deposited in water trapped in a tree cavity or in the centers of bromeliads. Eggs hatch in about one day, and metamorphosis from tadpole to juvenile adult takes about three weeks.
Wild Diet
Medium-sized insects and other arthropods and invertebrates
Zoo Diet
Live crickets and appropriately sized food items 3x weekly
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