Silverstone’s Poison Frog

Silverstone's Poison Frog

To defend against predators, the Silverstone’s poison frog’s skin secretions contain small amounts of pumiliotoxin-A alkaloids that lack great potency.

To defend against predators, the Silverstone’s poison frog’s piperidine skin secretions contain small amounts of alkaloids, mainly of the pumiliotoxin-A class, a toxin found in the skin of poison frogs. However, the secretions lack the more potent batrachotoxin alkaloids of Phyllobates.


Image | ©️ Evan Twomey, All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Lakeland, Torres, & Rosenthal, 2010; Myers & Daly, 1979; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020)

 

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