Rhythms in Circuits

Strawberry Poison Frog

September 18, 2019

Oophaga pumilio



This frog’s skin becomes poisonous to the touch (via skin secretion) due to its diet of a Oribatida mites and Formicine ants.

While most commonly having a bright red back and belly with small black spots, there are variantions of all kinds depending on location. Females have shown to prefer males of similar brightness and color to their own coloring.


Image credit: CalPhotos - Tobias Eisenberg

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