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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey everyone,

I may have missed this, but I have only seen 2 morphs of vittatus in the US. The "Wide Banded" and the "Thin Lined" which I now see being called "yellow" "Copper" ect...

These are the "Wide Banded" sometimes I hear them called "Yellow"

and these are the "Thin Lined" or "Red, Orange, Copper"

I only have the "Thin Lined" and these are more common in the hobby from what I have seen. The thing with these guys are that I can make the stripes red, orange, yellow, and I have even seen a gray one, but I think that is more genetic than diet related. It is what you feed the tadpoles that determines the color. Unless more vittatus are being imported and I think there are, we need to watch what we are calling these guys.

The picture of the Thin Lined vittatus is very true to color (on my screen) and he was produced by a more Yellowish Male. The Female is more red, but because I haven't been feeding paprika to the adults lately they are starting to fade a little.

Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on the imports.
I will try and get a few pictures of the male and female, vs a froglets SOON.

BTW, I am looking for the "Wide Banded" or "Yellow" vittatus.

Edits: spelling and added link to new post:

Take care,

Discussion Starter · #5 ·
The one of the top picture is the only form I've ever found in the wild. I'm not sure where the orangeish form is from, but the most common I've found in the wild is the first type. Not that that information helped anything, just an observation.

Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hey Justin thanks for that little bit of info.
Brian Kubicki told Brent and I at IAD '01 that he has seen these in the wild. May have to contact him to find out the local data.

Discussion Starter · #8 ·

I do like vittatus for their beatifull call :D Unfortunately mines are very shy... the 'Yellow' morph is very nice with his grey legs. In Europe too, it's not very common :cry:

These are few pix from web: :wink:


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P. vittatus and P. lugubris have been getting misidentified as long as I can remember. I don't pretend to know what is up. The two types of vittatus i had for sale I got from a friend. I am beginning to suspect the two types being commonly sold in the U.S. are just variations of one type. It's real tough to know without good collection data.
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