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Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Green and black poison dart frog is a species of frog found in Central America and northwestern parts of South America. The frog has also been introduced to Hawaii. The semiarboreal frog is highly toxic. 



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Dendrobates
    Scientific Name Dendrobates auratus


    Other Names Green-and-black poison arrow frog
    Size 2.5 to 4.2 cm
    Color Mint-green to forest, lime, or emerald green, turquoise, or cobalt blue or pale yellow; green is mixed with dark brown to black  irregular-shaped spot or strain
    Distribution Southeastern Nicaragua, southeastern Costa Rica, Panama, northwestern Colombia
    Habitat Humid lowlands, rainforests, near small streams or pools
    Diet Small invertebrates
    Predators Fire-bellied snake
    Breeding Season July to September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 6 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period Around 6 weeks
    Average Lifespan 8.3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 11th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 25th March 2017.

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