Panamanian Golden Frog
About the Panamanian Golden Frog
The Panamanian golden frog is small and bright yellow, with black spots on its legs and back. The male is smaller and typically a darker shade of yellow-brown. The frog’s bright coloring warns predators of its toxicity; ingesting its poison can cause cardiac arrest, brain damage, and muscle damage. The Panamanian golden frog’s long front and back legs make it an excellent jumper. The frog communicates through semaphore, a series of signals made by waving its forelegs.