The Panamanian golden frog

The Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) is a rare species of toad which is endemic to Panama. The species inhabit the streams along the mountainous slopes of the Cordilleran cloud forests of western-central Panama. Despite its common name, the Panamanian golden frog is a true toad. Like some other frogs and toads, the golden frog is capable of secreting poison to help protect itself from predators. In the case of the golden frog, this is a water-soluble neurotoxin called zetekitoxin. For more info please see Wikiedia here.




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