Panamanian golden frog

The Panamanian golden frog is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) is a critically endangered toad which is endemic to Panama. It has been considered a subspecies of A. varius, but is now generally regarded as a separate species. More

• The nerve toxin produced by the Panamanian golden frog is called "zetekitoxin” after the frog’s scientific name! • Native peoples form small frog objects called huacas of gold and clay to resemble and honor the golden frogs. More

Panamanian golden frogs are now on exhibit at the Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center. These critically endangered amphibians are almost extinct in the wild. The Zoo is intimately involved with their conservation through a captive-breeding program. More

Panamanian golden frogs live primarily near cool running streams in high elevation forests. Males are highly territorial and stake out territories on rocks near the stream. The males use their territories to call for females and will defend their territory against other males. More

Panamanian golden frogs typically feed on small insects. More

The Panamanian golden frog is a visual predator meaning it locates prey by sight. In the wild these frogs prey on a variety of small invertebrates. At the Zoo, the frogs are offered a variety of invertebrates including fruit flies, crickets and small worms. More

last Panamanian golden frogs in the wild. The video shows a male performing semaphore, wrestling another male, and clasping a female in amplexus. More

The Panamanian golden frog appears in local mythology. It is thought that when the frog dies it turns to gold. In general, it is believed that frogs brings good luck to those fortunate enough to see it. More

The Panamanian golden frog is named for its golden color, which is always interrupted by one or more black markings. More

The beautiful Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) is considered Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Only three animals of this species have been seen in the wild since late 2007 and it is now quite possibly Extinct in the Wild. More

Panamanian Golden frogs are not the only species at risk, up to 90 amphibians are now extinct due to the deadly fungal disease Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Find out how you can help fight amphibian extinctions at http://amphibianrescue. More

Panamanian Golden Frog, Golden Harlequin Frog, Clown Frog * Harlequin frogs are really TOADS! More

Panamanian Golden Frog pen and ink illustration panamanian golden frog fine art print Fine art print of a Panamanian Golden Frog. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. More

The Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) is critically endangered. The toad is endemic to Panama and inhabits tropical forest regions, on mountains and near streams. More

The Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) was endemic to Panama. While the International Union for Conservation of Nature still lists it as "critically endangered" it may have become extinct in the wild since 2006. More

The Panamanian golden frog is small and its coloration is bright yellow to orange with black spots or splotches on its back. It has long limbs on a slender body with smooth skin. More

Panamanian Golden Frogs in the market at El ValleKeep an open eye in Panama and you might just see a Panamanian Golden Frog. More

The Panamanian golden frog is endemic to Panama. This frog is thaught to be extinct in the wild since 2007. Individuals have been collected for breeding in captivity in a bid to preserve the species. More

Atelopus zeteki, the Panamanian golden frog, is a small, brightly-colored frog. Adult dry forest males measure 35-40 mm in SVL and weigh 3-5 g; adult dry forest females measure 45-55 mm and weigh 4-7 g. More

The Panamanian golden frog, also know as the harlequin frog and the Panama atelopodid, is a strikingly beautiful amphibian, with rounded jet-black splotches over a background color of bright sunshine yellow. Like most colorful frogs, the Panamanian golden frog contains poisonous chemicals in its skin. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Atelopus
Species : zeteki
Authority : Dunn, 1933