Splendid Poison Frog
Coloration: Its color in life is red. In preservative, it is entirely gray except for a few possible light spots (Silverstone 1975).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
It is common for males to be very aggressive when defending territories for foraging and oviposition sites (Wells 2007).
Trends and Threats
Relation to Humans
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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Silverstone, P. A. (1975). ''A revision of the poison-arrow frogs of the genus Dendrobates Wagler.'' Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Scientific Bulletin, 21, 1-55.
Stuart, S., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Berridge, R., Ramani, P., and Young, B. (eds) (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, IUCN, and Conservation International, Barcelona, Spain; Gland, Switzerland; and Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Summers, K., Weigt, L. A., Boag, P., and Berningham, E. (1999). ''The evolution of female parental care in poison frogs of the genus Dendrobates: evidence from mitochondrial DNA sequences.'' Herpetologica, 55, 254-270.
Wells, K. D. (2007). The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
Written by Chelsea Deerinck (cdeerinck AT csustan.edu), CSU Stanislaus
First submitted 2011-06-23
Edited by Brent Nguyen (2012-04-05)
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