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Phantasmal Poison Frog

Phantasmal poison frog is a species of frog endemic to Ecuador. The attractively colored species exists in a few locations in the wild. As it name suggests, the poison in its skin is highly toxic.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Epipedobates
    Scientific Name Epipedobates tricolor

    Other Names Phantasmal poison-arrow frog
    Size Around 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
    Weight Around 2.5 g
    Color Generally green, yellow, dark brown or brick red  with longitudinal stripes
    Distribution Ecuador
    Habitat Tropical forest floor particularly near streams, and in wetlands at an elevation between 319 and 1,769 m (1,047 and 5,804 ft) above sea level
    Diet A variety of small arthropods, including insects
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 15 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on April 14th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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