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Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Uploaded 24 Jan 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Strawberry poison dart frog, a remarkable species native to tropical rain forests of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Although their eggs are laid among the leaves, the newly hatched larvae are carried on the backs of the parents to a pool of water or water-filled bromeliad. D. pumilio is especially remarkable because the female parent attends her developing tadpoles by providing them with nutritive, unfertilized eggs. The bright coloration of these frogs is considered by some biologist ...
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