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Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

Strawberry poison dart frog is a relatively small species of poison dart frog occurring in Central America. The species is diurnal and mainly terrestrial. Males are very much territorial. The species is the most poisonous frog in its genus.

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

    Other Names Strawberry poison frog
    Size 0.69–0.87 in
    Color Generally strawberry red, but the upper surface can vary from red to blue, white, yellow, green, black or orange and may have some dark spots or mottling; blue legs with some blackish mottling
    Distribution Central Nicaragua, Costa Rica, northwestern Panama
    Habitat Humid lowlands, premontane forest, rainforest, plantations
    Diet Insects like ants, flies, beetles, mites, millipedes, formicine ants
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season May breed year-round
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 5 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 14 days
    Metamorphosis Period 43 to 52 days
    Reproductive Age 10 months of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 10th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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