The male Silverstone’s poison frog guards the eggs until they hatch, then carries them on his back to a suitable ephemeral pool where the tadpoles develop until metamorphosis.
The male Silverstone’s poison nurse frog guards the eggs until they hatch, then carries the hatched larvae on his back to a suitable terrestrial body of water, such as an ephemeral pool, stream, puddle, or water-filled crevice where the tadpoles develop until undergoing metamorphosis.
Although clutches have been found on dead leaves on the forest floor with male frogs in attendance, males have not been observed to defend eggs when clutches were approached.
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• Sources | (Lakeland, Torres, & Rosenthal, 2010; Myers & Daly, 1979; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020)
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