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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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22 Comments

EmreHamzaoğlu
EmreHamzaoğlu 10 years ago

poisened?

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 10 years ago

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

chebeague2
chebeague2 10 years ago

so cool!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Thanks guys!

East End aka Lorelei
East End aka Lorelei 10 years ago

Congratulations! Amazing photo!

achmmad
achmmad 10 years ago

Wow! Congratulation!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Congratulations Juan
Grate spotting and photos

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 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 10 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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Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

Felicidades Juan...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Thanks guys

Matthijs
Matthijs 10 years ago

Great!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 10 years ago

gorgeous!

Beelover
Beelover 10 years ago

Great Find! Very vivid colors!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

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

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Me encanta esta rana, espero poder verla algun dia

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Lovely one!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Thanks guys!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 10 years ago

beautiful colors and details....

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Que linda, Juan.

Juan DiTrani
Spotted by
Juan DiTrani

Almirante, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

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

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