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Blue-Jean Dart Frog


Blue-Jean Dart Frog
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Copyright: Juan Jose Hoos Ochoa (Hoos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 20] (111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Fuji FinePix A330
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 23:24
Viewed: 4719
Points: 4
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Blue Jeans

The Strawberry Poison-dart frog, Oophaga pumilio is a type of poison dart frog found in Central America, with a high concentration within the nation of Costa Rica.

Oophaga pumilio is a species that exhibits a great deal of variation, comprising well over thirty different true-breeding color morphs. Aside from the obvious differences in coloring, morphs differ in habitat usage, size, vocalization, and degree of parental care. The "blue jeans" morph is the morph most popular among frog hobbyists and is generally depicted in most merchandise displaying O. pumilio. Most morphs of O. pumilio average between 18-20mm as adults.

La ranita roja (Dendrobates pumilio), conocida como "blue jeans", es una de las ranas más sobresalientes del bosque tropical húmedo. Se encuentra desde el sur de Nicaragua hasta Panamá y es muy abundante; en Sudamérica se han encontrado especies similares a ella. Su coloración es aposemática: el rojo brillante al parecer funciona como advertencia a depredadores, pues posee toxinas de mal sabor. Las hembras depositan de dos a tres huevos sobre el suelo y luego transportan a los renacuajos a bromelias con agua, donde se desarrollan hasta convertirse en ranas.


Esta es mi competencia a la foto de maguero!! ojala les guste! comenten!! porque cuesta bastante fotografiar a esta pequeñita amiga!

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-20 23:32]

nice colors good setting i'd sharpen just a tad.

Muy buen la foto!

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