Common name : Santiago poison frog
Scientific name : Excidobates captivus
Family : Dendrobatidae
Native to : Peru and Ecuador
Interesting fact : Males call out to females during the breeding season by emitting short shrieks.
Conservation status : Least Concern
The Santiago poison frog is a treat to the eyes with its black skin and two longitudinal rows of orange spots on its back and a yellow spotted belly. Living in tropical moist forests, they are found among leaf litter. The skin has toxin to protect it from its predators. Their diet is made of insects.