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Ranitomeya summersi

Ranitomeya summersi

Regular price $175.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $175.00 CAD
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Ranitomeya summersi “Sauce”: $175.00
Ranitomeya summersi “Reticulated”: $250.00

All domestic (Canadian) frog shipments must be shipped with Reptile Express. These shipments have to be booked by us directly with Reptile Express and thus we are not able to offer the direct online purchasing for the frogs at this time. Please email us or call to place an order for frogs.

Long considered a morph of <em>R. fantastica,</em> Brown et al., 2008 elevated this banded frog to species status based on genetics, distribution and behaviour. This robust frog lives a decidedly terrestrial life within its small distribution in Peru. Summersi is only known from a few locations surrounding the Huallaga canyon, where it occurs both north and south of the river, at intermediate elevations. Habitat loss is ongoing fueled by both a growing campesino population and recent cessation of enormous tracts of forest for agricultural endeavours, including oil palm plantations for bio-diesel, and for petrochemical exploration.

In the terrarium this frog is relatively hardy, but somewhat reclusive, and will benefit from layered foliage and abundant leaf litter. Breeding is straightforward, and metamorphosis occurs usually between 90-100 days. Summersi will thrive in slightly drier terrarium conditions than many other dendrobatids. Well suited for housing as small colonies as opposed to pairs, and excellent frog for intermediate keepers looking for a slightly more challenging species.

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