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poison dartfrog with tads

poison dartfrog with tads
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-05
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-08 10:36
Viewed: 2823
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not the best picture, but I had to hurry before the father released his offspring in a pond!

The Phantasmal Dart Frog covers two species of dart frogs that originate from the El Oro, Azuay, and Loja provinces of southwestern Ecuador and the Piura, and Tumbes departments of northwestern Peru.
E. anthonyi is generally located in south-western Ecuador (Salvia, El Oro Province), while E. tricolor is found in central Ecuador, on the western slopes of the Andes (El Porvenir, Bolívar Province)
Although initially described as two different species they have also previously been considered together as one species (E.tricolor).

Fascinating facts:
Through their skin, poison-dart frogs excrete a venomous alkaloid which they accumulated in their body by eating poisonous animals. The toxin is a convulsant
poison that leads to respiratory and muscle paralysis and leads to dead within 20 minutes.

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Not a grand picture, but you depict an important behavior seldom seen. Thanks for posting and an interesting note. For both elements (not photo quality), I give you 2 well earned points.


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