Marañón 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.

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