This tiny reticulated dart frog was shown to me at the Otorongo Lodge by the owner Antony Giardenelli, who found this new variation of the reticulated dart frog. If you check the literature, you'll see that typically this species is red clear down the middle of its back. This froglet is tiny, not quite ¾" long. It is considered moderately poisonous. This is likely a female, because males only reach about 12mm, and this is closer to 20mm, a size reached by females.
It was spotted in a moist area of the riverine forest on a bluff above the Amazon River.
Antony was hoping this was a new species, but authorities decided it was only a variation. Ah well, it's beautiful nevertheless.
Lat: -3.53, Long: -72.28
Spotted on Dec 21, 2010
Submitted on Feb 20, 2016
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