Mimic Poison Frog

The Mimic Poison Frog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

A male mimic poison frog carries his tadpole offspring/ Copyright Jason Brown Up until recently, scientists thought there weren’t any monogamous frogs and toads. When breeding time comes around it typically works like this: males calls, females show up. More

The female mimic poison frog lays only a few eggs on a leaf. After two weeks, the male collects the newly hatched tadpoles onto his back, and carries them to a tiny pool of water that has collected inside of a Heliconia plant. More

Why this is so with the mimic poison frog is still unknown. After sampling DNA from the mimic poison frog, Brown and his colleagues were able to determine that 11 out of 12 frog families had remained continually faithful to each other. More

Common names: Mimic poison frog, imitator poison dart frog Ranitomeya imitator (formerly Dendrobates imitator) is a type of poison dart frog found in the north-central region of eastern Peru. D. imitator belongs to the D. quinquevittatus group, consisting of frogs such as D. More

The mimic poison frog is not to be confused with the variable poison frog, which the mimic poison frog imitates. The variable poison frog has been found to be promiscuous — rather like Tiger Woods. More

mimic poison frog imitates the brilliant color patterns of this poisonous species, so they even look very similar). In variable poison frogs, only the males relocated newly hatched tadpoles to a phytotelm and left them there to mature. More

Mimic poison frog These frogs are truly devoted to their offspring, and to each other Dr Jason Brown Duke University "This is the first discovery of a truly monogamous amphibian," says biologist Dr Jason Brown, then of East Carolina University in More

forced the mimic poison frog to change its system of parental care, with males and females working together. That then culminated in social and genetic monogamy. More

Mimic Poison Frog (imitator Ranitomeya) Read more> Post: This blog seems to identify completely verantwortlichErste Reptile Amphibians appear monogamous – The Mimic poison frog This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 4:59 pm and is filed under Reptile Blog. More

After mating, a female mimic poison frog lays her eggs on the surface of leaves. More

Mimic poison frogs have been forced to take a different path, however. Their tadpoles cannot survive without the care of both their father and mother, as there is too little natural food in their smaller pools. More

This mimic poison frog carries a tadpole on its back. This mimic poison frog carries a tadpole on its back. More

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mimic poison frog grows up in much smaller, less nutrient-dense water pools that form in the folds of tree leaves. They are ferried there after hatching by males, who monitor them in the months following birth. More

mimic poison frog — as it is more commonly known — has been known to science for quite some time. But it wasn’t until recently that biologist Dr. More

Genetic tests of male and female of mimic poison frog - a species of Peruvian poison frog found in the rainforest of South America - has showed that they are monogamous. More

Order : Anura
Family : Dendrobatidae
Genus : Ranitomeya
Species : imitator
Authority : (Schulte, 1986)