Marbled poison frog

Epipedobates boulengeri

The marbled poison frog or marbled poison-arrow frog is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae found in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, at elevations of 10–1,500 m asl. It likely represents a species complex of at least two species.
Marbled Poison Frog - side view, Tumaco, Colombia About 2cm in size. Major credit to our guide Manuel Espejo who spent about an hour to find it after first hearing it call. Found in a pretty bizarre location: the backyard of a narcos shrimp farm. This narcos-owned shrimp farm was repossessed by the authorities and then left to rot. The buildings had an apocalypse feel to them, overgrown and in the process of being taken back by nature. Our guide Jonathan secured a birding permit, allowing us to explore the large backyard area, consisting of woodland, ponds and a big lake.
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Appearance

Males measure 15–20 mm and females 17–21 mm in snout–vent length. Colouration is variable; dorsum is dark reddish to uniform dark brown, sides are black. There is a pale yellowish or creamy white lateral line and cream-coloured dorsolateral line. Iris is dark coppery black.
Marbled Poison Frog, Tumaco, Colombia About 2cm in size. Major credit to our guide Manuel Espejo who spent about an hour to find it after first hearing it call. Found in a pretty bizarre location: the backyard of a narcos shrimp farm. This narcos-owned shrimp farm was repossessed by the authorities and then left to rot. The buildings had an apocalypse feel to them, overgrown and in the process of being taken back by nature. Our guide Jonathan secured a birding permit, allowing us to explore the large backyard area, consisting of woodland, ponds and a big lake.
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Status

Its natural habitats are dense moist tropical rainforests as well as altered habitats like gardens and railway tunnels. It is a common species. It is threatened by habitat loss; while a somewhat adaptable species, it disappears if the habitat becomes too open and dry.
Marbled Poison Frog - frontal, Tumaco, Colombia About 2cm in size. Major credit to our guide Manuel Espejo who spent about an hour to find it after first hearing it call. Found in a pretty bizarre location: the backyard of a narcos shrimp farm. This narcos-owned shrimp farm was repossessed by the authorities and then left to rot. The buildings had an apocalypse feel to them, overgrown and in the process of being taken back by nature. Our guide Jonathan secured a birding permit, allowing us to explore the large backyard area, consisting of woodland, ponds and a big lake.
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Habitat

Its natural habitats are dense moist tropical rainforests as well as altered habitats like gardens and railway tunnels. It is a common species. It is threatened by habitat loss; while a somewhat adaptable species, it disappears if the habitat becomes too open and dry.
Marbled Poison Frog - top, Tumaco, Colombia About 2cm in size. Major credit to our guide Manuel Espejo who spent about an hour to find it after first hearing it call. Found in a pretty bizarre location: the backyard of a narcos shrimp farm. This narcos-owned shrimp farm was repossessed by the authorities and then left to rot. The buildings had an apocalypse feel to them, overgrown and in the process of being taken back by nature. Our guide Jonathan secured a birding permit, allowing us to explore the large backyard area, consisting of woodland, ponds and a big lake.
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Food

Diet is varied and includes mites, ants, coleopterans, dipterans, homopterans, and colembolas.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyDendrobatidae
GenusEpipedobates
SpeciesE. boulengeri
Photographed in
Colombia