How Do Tropical Frogs Get Their Stunning Colors?

The vibrant hues that dot the rainforest landscape help them avoid predators and win mates

What explains the vivid colors of the strawberry poison-dart frog? (Piotr Naskrecki / Minden Pictures)

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Not so with the dandiest poison dart frogs, which get to have it both ways: Their flashy colors simultaneously attract mates and warn predators. To the envy of other animals, they didn’t have to sacrifice sex for survival.


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