Black Legged Poison Frog

Species name:

Phyllobates bicolor


Male black legged poison frogs carry their tadpoles on their back to transport them to puddles where they are nourished and protected until they become froglets. As adults, these frogs are solitary animals that live in trees near streams. They have the ability to produce highly toxic secretions from their food sources in the wild. Despite their natural defenses, this frog faces threats from deforestation, invasive species, and pollution.

Conservation Status: 

Classified as near threatened by IUCN Red List

Geographic Range: