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A tiny Amazon Dart Frog (Ranitomeya amazonica) perched on a leaf in Iquitos, Peru This beautiful little frog was found on the grounds of the Iquitos Zoo. Frog,Geotagged,Peru,Poison dart frog,Ranitomeya amazonica,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A tiny Amazon Dart Frog (Ranitomeya amazonica) perched on a leaf in Iquitos, Peru

This beautiful little frog was found on the grounds of the Iquitos Zoo.

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  1. Crazy beautiful, and captured so well, you've done it justice. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! It's incredible how much pattern detail is in the bodies of these tiny frogs. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wow what a sexy outfit. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Ooh la la! Posted 6 years ago
  3. Great shot John well done. Fantastic colours. Posted 6 years ago
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  5. Unusual pose. Looks like it is ready to pounce. Posted 6 months ago
    1. This pose means "I just hopped to this spot, and at any moment I will hop to another spot!" Posted 6 months ago

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''Ranitomeya amazonica'' is a poison dart frog in the genus ''Ranitomeya''. It was first described by Rainer Schulte in 1999 as ''Dendrobates amazonicus'' when he separated it from ''Dendrobates ventrimaculatus'', primarily on the basis of call characteristics. The validity of the species has been debated, but further studies, also including genetic data, support its validity.

Similar species: Frogs
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Uploaded Mar 7, 2016. Captured Jan 30, 2016 05:35 in Carr Zungarococha, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/15s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm