Observations on the captive maintenance and reproduction of the cascade glass frog, Sachatamia albomaculata (Taylor, 1949)

  • Published source details Hill R.L., Kaylock J.B., Cuthbert E., Griffith E.J. & Ross H.L. (2012) Observations on the captive maintenance and reproduction of the cascade glass frog, Sachatamia albomaculata (Taylor, 1949). Herpetological Review, 43, 601-604.


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Captive breeding frogs

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Amphibian Conservation
  1. Captive breeding frogs

    A replicated study in 2005–2011 of captive cascade glass frogs Sachatamia albomaculata at Zoo Atlanta and Minnesota Zoo, USA (Hill et al. 2012) found that animals bred successfully in captivity. Few eggs were produced in 2005–2007. However, regular breeding occurred from 2008. Eggs were produced in most months (28–60/clutch). The first metamorphosis was recorded in March 2009 and continued throughout 2009 to 2011. Fifteen wild caught frogs were caught in 2005 and divided between two zoos. They were housed in groups of two to four in tanks (30 x 30 x 45 cm) with aquatic plants. Tanks were misted six times each day in November–April and twice a day in May–October. Eggs, larvae (30/tank), metamorphs (1/container) and froglets were kept in separate containers.


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