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Poison Dart Frog
 
 

Poison Dart Frog

(Dendrobates tinctorius)

Description

The bright colours of this frog are thought to function as a warning to predators that they are poisonous. There are many di erent colour forms (morphs) of poison dart frogs. The two morphs we currently have in Amazonia are Dendrobates tinctorius (blue, yellow and black) and Dendrobates auratus (green and black).

Habitat & Distribution

These frogs inhabit lowlands forests in French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and northern Brazil. They usually hide undercover and prefer to remain near streams.

Diet

Ants, termites and other small insects.

Conservation Status

Least concern