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Black-legged Poison Dart Frog

The black-legged poison dart has two shades on its body, hence its scientific name epithet bicolor. Its poison is strong enough to kill any animals they attack on, even some human individuals have been bogged down by the species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Phyllobates
    Scientific Name Phyllobates bicolor


    Other Names Bicolored dart frog, neari
    Size Females: 1.9-2.1 in (4.8-5.3 cm),
    Males: 1.7-1.9 in (4.3-4.8 cm)
    Color Orange to yellow body, black or blue spots on the leg
    Distribution Western Colombia (in Chocó area)
    Habitat Lowland forests
    Call High-pitched call similar to birds
    Poison Fact Highly poisonous
    Diet Small beetles, termites, and ants
    Breeding Season Mostly throughout the rainy season
    Breeding Age 8-10 months
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (external fertilization)
    Clutch Size Not known
    Average Lifespan 10-20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened


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    Published on November 8th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 5th November 2019.

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