Pseudodendrobates americanus

A lipstick false dart frog

A lipstick false dart frog (pseudodendrobate americanus) is a species of colorful frog native to South America. It is named because of its black and pink skin colorations. It might not be dangerous (since it isn't poisonous, unlike true poison dart frogs), but its coloration is enough to fool most predators, mimicing the coloration of the deadly native green-and-black poison dart frog, even though it has pink and black skin colors rather than green and black skin colors. They are about the size of a blue poison dart frog. They mainly feed on ants, termites, beetles, flies, and aphids. They are mainly found in rainforests of South America, but are adapting extremely well to human activities and human settlements. They have been recently introduced to California by humans in 2016 due to pet trade, where they are thriving very well, as well as adapting to human settlements there.
Lipstick False Dart Frog
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Leptodactylidae
  • Genus: Pseudodendrobate
  • Species: Americanus
  • Scientific Name: Pseudodendrobate Americanus
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