Phantasmal poison dart frog guarding its eggs (Epipedobates tricolor)
Forests SW ECUADOR. South America
Although they are primarily terrestrial frogs they lay their eggs in clusters on top of leaves and then guard them. The skin on this frog has been found by scientists to have analgesic compounds (epibatidine and epiquinamide) the former being 200 times more powerful than morphine as a pain killer with no apparent side effects.