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Orange Poison Dart Frog

Oophaga pumilio


This Poison Dart Frog variety is only found (endemic) in a small Island called Bastimentos, in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Poison Dart frogs have these kind of bright colors for warning predators they are poisonous. The venom on these frogs is derived of the frog's diet, consisting mostly on ants; the frogs process the ant's chemicals into venomous sustances for protecting against predators. Indians from Central to South America learned to use the poison in the arrow heads for hunting.

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35 Comments (1–25)

MeeganPanzarella 3 years ago

Awesome frog😃

alicelongmartin 5 years ago

Interesting series!

LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Belated Congrats Juan!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks Antonio and Danula

Congrats again on the SOTD JUan

Danula Jayasinghe
Danula Jayasinghe 5 years ago

like a boss.....

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks Daniela and Ingrid

Ingrid3 5 years ago

Super selection of poses!

DB 5 years ago

Hermosa serie. ¡Felicitaciones!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks Dilan

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Wow!!Great series!Congrats Juan!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks Nuwan, Rieko and Pradeep

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago


RiekoS 5 years ago


Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Congratulations Juan!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks guys!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 5 years ago

Congratulations Juan for the SOTD honors! Great spot!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Love picture 4. Gorgeous spotting way to go Juan :) Sick description.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

A special frog on one island only. Congratulations Juan and thank you.

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Juan, beautiful SOTD!

pamsai 5 years ago

wow congrats on a great spotting. I'd love to see one of these. Are they the same size as the Blue Jeans species?

MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Congratulations Juan on your SOTD

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 5 years ago

Congratulations Juan. Awesome series

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Thanks Karen and Ashley

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Juan!

Juan DiTrani
Spotted by
Juan DiTrani

Isla Bastimentos, Panama

Lat: 9.35, Long: -82.21

Spotted on Feb 5, 2014
Submitted on Feb 5, 2014

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