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Maranon Poison Frog

About the Maranon Poison Frog

The Maranon Poison Frog only lives in Santa Rosa, a small area of cliff faces in Peru. Like most members of the same family, this frog has bright colours that warn predators that they are poisonous. This allows them to be active during the day. They spend most of their time near water holding bromeliads, and the males even call from these.

This frog lives in the bromeliads on the open cliffside and uses these bromeliads to help maintain a stable temperature. The large bromeliads growing on the rocky outcrops and cliff faces provide a rare and easily accessible water source in an otherwise dry habitat, and work like an umbrella by day which allows the frogs to survive.

Did you know?

There are only 3 known sites remaining where Maranon Poison Frogs populations remain, two of which are thought to hold less than 200 individuals