Poison Frog Porn, Part II: Costa Rica and Panamá

Given the region, mostly a blizzard of strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) morphs - but for now we lead with "something completely different”.

  Oophaga granulifera , green phase, San José Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga granulifera, green phase, San José Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

  Dendrobates auratus , Santa Fé, Veraguas, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Dendrobates auratus, Santa Fé, Veraguas, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio  - classic “blue jeans” strawberry poison frog, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio - classic “blue jeans” strawberry poison frog, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , gold and gray morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, gold and gray morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio,  pure orange morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, pure orange morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , green and blue morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, green and blue morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , red morph, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, red morph, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , all blue morph, Bocas del Toro Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, all blue morph, Bocas del Toro Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , polka dot orange morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, polka dot orange morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , “strawberry morph”, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, “strawberry morph”, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

 Oophaga pumilio, yellow and sky blue morph, Bocas del Toro province, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, yellow and sky blue morph, Bocas del Toro province, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , bullseye bronze-legged morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, bullseye bronze-legged morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio,  pretending to be a blue  Dendrobates auratus .  Las chicas  apparently dig it. Bocas del Toro Province, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, pretending to be a blue Dendrobates auratus. Las chicas apparently dig it. Bocas del Toro Province, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

 This is why they call  Oophaga  species “thumbnail poison frogs”. Mature  Oophaga pumilio , red morp, Bocas del Toro Province, Panamá.

This is why they call Oophaga species “thumbnail poison frogs”. Mature Oophaga pumilio, red morp, Bocas del Toro Province, Panamá.

  Oophaga pumilio,  blue bulls-eye morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, blue bulls-eye morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio , dusky orange morph, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, dusky orange morph, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Image: F. Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio,  black-spotted gold and sky blue morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, black-spotted gold and sky blue morph, Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: Fred Muller).

  Oophaga pumilio,  another "false  auratus " morph , Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

Oophaga pumilio, another "false auratus" morph , Bocas del Toro, Panamá (Image: F. Muller).

 “You’re a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I’m very fond of you, but you’re only quite a little fellow in a wide world, after all”. (Image: F. Muller, quote J.R.R. Tolkien).

“You’re a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I’m very fond of you, but you’re only quite a little fellow in a wide world, after all”. (Image: F. Muller, quote J.R.R. Tolkien).

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