Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Ecuadorian Poison Frog

The Ecuadorian Poison Frog (Ameerega bilinguis) is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family found in Colombia, Ecuador, and possibly Peru. 

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. 

The flashy and brilliant colors of this species constitutes a warning for its potential predators that its skin produces poison, a feature that makes it an undesirable food source. 

It is very common to hear the male singing from slightly elevated areas in search of a female. After the eggs hatch, the adults transport the tadpoles on their backs to ponds, where the tadpoles complete their development.

Aren’t its colors amazing?