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Phantasmal Poison Frog

Who quacks, wins! 

Unlike other poison dart frogs, this species is only slightly toxic. The males have a characteristic persistent call, which allows them to defend territories and attract spawning females. 

Model fathers 

These poison dart frogs show a lot of care for their brood. The offspring is mainly cared for by the males who guard and irrigate the soil. In addition, they transport the newly hatched tadpoles to a suitable watering hole. The males piggyback the offspring (see photo).

Dreifarbiger Pfeilgiftfrosch, Foto: Ulrike Brütting
Verbreitungsgebiet: Dreifarbiger Giftfrosch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Dreifarbiger Giftfrosch
Wissenschaftl. Name Epipedobates anthonyi
Ordnung Anura
Familie Dendrobatidae
Größe bis 2,5 cm
Gewicht bis 3 g
Fortpflanzung 15-40 Eier
Verbreitung Ecuador
Lebensraum rainforest ground
Nahrung Small insects , Spinnen, Milben
Bestand endangered
Lebensdauer ca. 3 Jahre