The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin toad (Atelopus varius) also goes by the name Clown frog. These frogs are not fast at all. As a matter of fact, they move pretty slow. These beautiful black and pink frogs are part of the Bufonidae family.
The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin toad is critically endangered and has been reduced to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica. The colors the Costa Rican Variable Harlequin toad displays lets other potential predators know of the toxicity of the frog’s integument, which contains tetrodotoxin, a potent neurotoxin. Arthropods are their primary source of food. What a perfect piece of artwork these frogs display.