Strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio)
- The strawberry poison is brightly coloured to indicate its toxicity, and numerous different colour morphs of this species have been recorded.
- The strawberry poison frog feeds mainly on ants.
- Eggs are laid on the ground and it is the role of the male strawberry poison frog to protect and hydrate the eggs until they hatch.
- Once the strawberry poison frog tadpoles hatch, the female carries each one to an individual, water filled leaf axil.
The strawberry poison frog is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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