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R. ventrimaculata secretes poison through glands in the skin which protect it from fungi and bacteria as well as from predators, which are also warned to stay clear by its warning coloration. It is often included among the dart-poison frogs, although its toxin is comparatively weak. These frogs really are tiny, see last photo for scale.
I was so happy to spot a species of poison dart frog. We spotted this on a wide trail that marks the boundary of Tupana Aru reserve. This frog did not like to stay still for long but eventually relaxed a little. Even my guide said that he didn't see poison dart frogs often. I asked if it was okay to pick up after he handled it and he said it was okay, so I included that as my last photo. I don't have a problem with a person in the photo for scale, especially if it is not the main image. This was a tough one to ID but I'm pretty sure I am right.
Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013
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