Lithodytes lineatus Painted Antnest Frog
Also known as:
Gold-striped Frog, Amazon Ant Nest Frog, Amazonian Ant Frog
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, PeruJanuary 18, 2013
Painted Antnest Frog (Lithodytes lineatus)
Youngsters of this ant-eating specialist look very similar to some of the poison frog species such as Ameerega hahneli. But full-grown adults like this one are easy to recognize; they are significantly larger than the poison frogs in this area, and they are somewhat rounder and less angular.

Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2013 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

Nauta Road, Iquitos, Loreto, PeruJanuary 30, 2016
Painted Antnest Frog (Lithodytes lineatus)
This was a particularly gigantic adult, nearly three inches long. It didn't really look like a poison frog at all. Maybe one of these years I'll actually get a photo of a youngster to illustrate the claim that they look like poison frogs.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

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