Common name: Panamanian Golden Frog
Synonyms and Other Names: Atelopus varius zeteki
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Native Range: Foothills of western-central Panama (Lindquist and Hetherington, 1996).
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Puerto Rico &
An individual was collected in Dade County, Florida in 1963 (King and Krakauer, 1966).
Means of Introduction: Pet release.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown.
References: (click for full references)
Lindquist, E.D., and T.E. Hetherington. 1996. Field studies on visual and acoustic signaling in the "earless" Panamanian golden frog, Atelopus zeteki
. Journal of Herpetology 30(3): 347-354.
Revision Date: 8/11/2015
Powell, R.S., 2018, Atelopus zeteki Dunn, 1933: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=43, Revision Date: 8/11/2015, Access Date: 1/22/2018
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