Rio Santiago Poison Frog


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.

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