Vicente's poison frog

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Vicente's poison frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Oophaga
Species: O. vicentei
Binomial name
Oophaga vicentei
(Jungfer, Weygoldt & Juraske, 1996)

Dendrobates vicentei
Jungfer, Weygoldt & Juraske, 1996

Vicente's poison frog (Oophaga vicentei) is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family that is endemic to the Veraguas and Coclé Provinces of central Panama.[2] It is a little known arboreal frog that inhabits humid tropical lowland and montane forest.

Vicente's poison frog breeds in arboreal vegetation, and the parents transport the tadpoles to vegetation-bound water pools in bromeliads to develop. As the generic name Oophaga indicates, this and related species also practice a particular form of oophagy, where the mother deposits special nutritive eggs for the larvae to consume.[3]


  1. ^ Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. (2004). "Oophaga vicentei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Oophaga vicentei (Jungfer, Weygoldt, and Juraske, 1996)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Grant, Taran; Frost, Darrel R.; Caldwell, Janalee P.; Gagliardo, R. O. N.; Haddad, Celio FB; Kok, Philippe JR; Means, D. Bruce; Noonan, Brice P.; Schargel, Walter E.; Wheeler, Ward C. (2006). "Phylogenetic systematics of dart-poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae)" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 2006: 177–179.