STRAWBERRY POISON FROG
Size: 17-24 mm. The skin is relatively smooth, and the “usual” coloration includes a bright red back, some small black spots, black to dark blue hind legs, and a red belly, which occasionally is red and blue, and can vary toward tan and white in some Panamanian localities.
Distribution and Habitat
It is found within several protected areas, including the Finca La Selva Biological Reserve (Costa Rica) and Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park (Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama), and may occur within other protected areas, particularly in Costa Rica.
Trends and Threats
It is generallly common throughout its range. Habitat loss and overcollection for the pet trade are problems for some populaions. Tourism (e.g., www.redfrogbeachclub.com) also affects some populations.
Export data from 1991-1996 showed that the majority of specimens (>95%) came from Nicaragua, which has established a CITES 2001 export quota of 3,450 specimens for D. pumilio (Solís et al. 2008).
Relation to Humans
This frog can be found in gardens. The species is often smuggled for the pet trade.
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