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Harlequin Poison Frog

Harlequin poison frog is a species of frog found only in western Colombia’s El Chocó region. The species is diurnal. The frog possesses skin toxins located over the entire surface of the body.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Oophaga
    Scientific Name Oophaga histrionica


    Other Names Harlequin poison-dart frog
    Size 1 to 1.5 in (2.5 to 3.8 cm)
    Weight 5 to 6 g
    Color Bright to clear to dull orange, yellow, white, red, or blue base color with black web pattern ranging from small to big lines to incomplete lines or speckled
    Distribution Western Colombia
    Habitat Tropical rainforests
    Diet Ants, small beetles, termites, other small arthropods
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 10 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 3 months
    Average Lifespan Around 9.1 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 11th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 25th March 2017.

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