Common name : Maranon poison frog
Scientific name : Excidobates mysteriosus
Family : Dendrobatidae
Native to : Peru
Interesting fact : Habitat loss and an increased interest in them as pets have caused these species to become endangered.
Conservation status : Endangered
If you look closely inside bromeliad plants, you might encounter red baby frogs with white polka dots. The Excidobates mysteriosus is a piece of art living and breeding in bromeliad plants growing on rocky surfaces. They feast on ants and springtails and prevent themselves from being eaten with their toxic skin secretions.