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Blue Poison Dart Frog

Blue poison dart frog is a species of frog found in southern Suriname and northern Brazil. The species is known to be territorial and aggressive both towards its own species and others. The creature is very much active during the day.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Neobatrachia
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Dendrobates
    Species Dendrobates tinctorius
    Scientific Name Dendrobates tinctorius “azureus”

    Other Names Blue poison arrow frog
    Size 3.0-4.5 cm
    Weight Around 8 g
    Color Bright blue skin which is more darker around the limbs and stomach; black spots on the back
    Distribution Southern Suriname, northern Brazil
    Habitat Tropical forest areas surrounded by savannah
    Diet Ants, beetles, mites, flies, termites, caterpillars, maggots, spiders
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season February or March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 10 eggs
    Incubation Period 14 to 18 days
    Metamorphosis Period 10 to 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan In wild: 4 to 6 years
    In captivity: Around 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on May 10th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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