golden poison frog

Species name:

Phyllobates terribilis


This frog, as magnificent as it is, tends to be aggressive for its kind. The females tend to physically fight over the males, while the males tend to fight over their territories. In terms of foraging, it tends to feeds on insects all day in humid rain forests in Colombia. When it comes to reproducing, the females of this species lay their eggs on the ground and the males carry the tadpoles on their back to small pools. These small pools, the tadpoles develop and metamorphose into froglets, before becoming full adults.

Conservation Status: 

Classified as endangered by IUCN Red List

Geographic Range:

Pacific Coast of Colombia in the Cauca and Valle del Cauca Departments