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Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

The dyeing poison dart frog is known for its vivid coloration, so much so that two frogs of the same species are sometimes considered as subspecies. Some tribes pluck the feather from their pet parrots and rub these frogs on the bird’s back. The toxicity of the frog is so high that the touch causes the parrots to grow colorful feathers.



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


    Other Names Dyeing dart frog, dyeing poison dart frog tinc, and dyeing poison frog
    Size 1.3 -2.7 in (3.5-7 cm)
    Color Multiple variations regarding the color and patterns in blue, white, red, orange, yellow, and black
    Distribution Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, French Guiana, and Guiana Shield
    Habitat Mountainous and hilly regions
    Poison Fact Highly poisonous
    Diet Termites, ants, and small spiders
    Breeding Season Wet Seasons
    Mode of Reproduction Spawning (the eggs are fertilized externally by the male frogs)
    Average Lifespan 10-16 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 16th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 14th September 2019.

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