photo by: Ken Conger
photo by: Jan
photo by: Rafael Alvarez
Habitat: Central America; from eastern central Nicaragua through Costa Rica and northwestern Panama
Status: Least Concern
This frog is looking seriously hip in its blue ‘skinny jeans.’ It’s known as a Blue-jeans Frog but that’s really just a nickname given for this particular color morph of the Strawberry Poison-dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio or Dendrobates pumilio). The Strawberry Poison-dart Frog is known for its many color variations; there are between 15-30 documented color morphs of this species alone! And all are just as poisonous as the next. While it’s not the most poisonous of the dendrobatids, it is the most toxic in its genus.
Still, even with its shockingly bright colors, it still manages to play it cool with this casual denim look. I’m a fan.