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Strawberry Dart Frog

Oophaga pumilio

Description:

This group of frogs always have bright colors for warning predators they are poisonous. Indians from Central to South America learned to use the poison in the arrow heads for hunting. The venom 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.



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23 Comments

EmreHamzaoğlu
EmreHamzaoğlu 6 years ago

poisened?

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 6 years ago

Beautiful Juan! There was a good article displaying their diversity in HerpNation Magazine this month. Amazing how variable they are!

chebeague2
chebeague2 6 years ago

so cool!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Thanks guys!

Congratulations! Amazing photo!

achmmad
achmmad 7 years ago

Wow! Congratulation!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Congratulations Juan
Grate spotting and photos

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Thanks Carol!. It is an amazing experience to picture these frogs, even when they are tiny, they are really beautiful

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Juan, so so happy for you! I was just having a conversation today with other nature lovers how much I would love to see a poison dart frog in person. WOW! This one is beautiful! Congrats again!

Yasser
Yasser 7 years ago

Hola Juan! This beautiful dart frog was selected as Spotting of the Day! Congratulations!

"Strawberry Poison-Dart Frogs are the most toxic of the genus Oophaga. It is believed their toxins, like those of other poison dart frogs, come from a specialized diet of ants, mites, and centipedes. "

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Felicidades Juan...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Thanks guys

Matthijs
Matthijs 7 years ago

Great!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 7 years ago

gorgeous!

Beelover
Beelover 7 years ago

Great Find! Very vivid colors!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Ismael, you should try going to Bocas del Toro, in fact, is not far from Costa Rica

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Me encanta esta rana, espero poder verla algun dia

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Lovely one!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Thanks guys!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 7 years ago

beautiful colors and details....

Carolina
Carolina 7 years ago

Que linda, Juan.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Lat: 9.29, Long: -82.39

Spotted on Sep 15, 2011
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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