Experimental Evidence for Aposematism in the Dendrobatid Poison Frog Oophaga pumilio

@inproceedings{Saporito2007ExperimentalEF,
  title={Experimental Evidence for Aposematism in the Dendrobatid Poison Frog Oophaga pumilio},
  author={Andrea Saporito and Marcus Roberts and Kenneth G. Gerow and Maureen A. Donnelly},
  year={2007}
}
Brightly colored poison frogs of the family Dendrobatidae contain an alkaloid-based chemical defense against predation. The bright coloration of these frogs is generally considered an aposematic signal to potential predators; however, relatively few studies have specifically tested this hypothesis. Herein we report the results of a field-based experiment designed to test the hypothesis of aposematism in the dendrobatid frog, Oophaga (=Dendrobates) pumilio from the La Selva Biological Station… CONTINUE READING