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The conspicuous colors of poison frogs are presumed to be a warning. Indeed, vibrant patterns so often signal toxicity that biologists even have a special term for them: aposematic coloration. But, weird as it might sound, new research suggests that radiant skin patterns might help these frogs stay hidden, too.
Poison frogs are armed with some of the planet's most potent toxins. The most deadly is the golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis)—one frog's worth of toxin is roughly enough