Strawberry Poison Frog


Common name : Strawberry poison-dart frog

Scientific name : Oophaga pumilio

Family : Dendrobatidae

Native to : Central America

Interesting fact : The males also contributed to parenting by carrying water in their posterior openings to hydrate the eggs.

Conservation status : Least Concern           

True to its name, the strawberry poison frog has a bright red head and a blue back. It comes in a large array of colours consisting of 15 to 30 different morphs. Its skin has toxins derived from its diet rich in formicine ants. Active in the day, they can be found amidst leaf litter in rainforests.

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