Phantasmal Poison Frog

Phantasmal Poison Frog

The Phantasmal Poison Frogs are small, poisonous frogs that have a very bright coloration (which is probably to warn its predators) and live in Ecuador. It is a species of the ‘poison dart frog’ and is found only in a few locations in the wild.

Scientific Name Epipedobates tricolor

Classification – Epipedobates

Baby Names – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, knot

Length/Size – 22.6 mm (0.9 in)

Weight – Around 2.5 g

Mating Season  During the rainy season

Special Features  The poison of an adult individual is enough to kill a 70-kg human

Geographical Distribution – Central Ecuador

Natural Habitat – On the leaf litter on the tropical forest floors specially near wetlands and streams

Conservation Status – Endangered

Diet – Small insects, spiders, and other arthropods