The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Animal husbandry

Oophaga histrionica

The herpetology section also maintains a scientific animal keeping facility. Several, mostly tropical, amphibian and reptile species are kept and bred in modern tanks.

Ranitomeya amazonica

Live kept animals can provide data that is otherwise hard to record in the wild, like findings on behavioural and reproductive biology, ontogeny, larval development, or bioacoustics.

The research focus is larval development of tropical frogs. Ongoing projects deal with larval development (go to the project) and comparative larval morphology (go to the project).

Contact person

Curator Herpetology
+49 228 9122-252
+49 228 9122-212
d.roedder [at]

Frog tanks

Frogs kept at the ZFMK