Splendid poison frog

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Splendid poison frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Oophaga
Species: O. speciosa
Binomial name
Oophaga speciosa
(Schmidt, 1857)

Dendrobates speciosus Schmidt, 1857

The splendid poison frog or splendid poison-arrow frog (Oophaga speciosa) is a species of poison dart frog endemic to the eastern end of Cordillera de Talamanca, western Panama.[2] Its natural habitats are humid lowland and montane forests.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

The species was formerly common, but its present population status is poorly known. It is now classified as "endangered" because of its narrow distribution and continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.[1] It may even be extinct.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. (2010). "Oophaga speciosa". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T55201A11264253. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55201A11264253.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Oophaga speciosa (Schmidt, 1857)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Splendid creature forever gone..." Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Oophaga speciosa at Wikispecies