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Golden Poison Dart Frog

Golden poison dart frog is a species of poison dart frog found only in the Pacific coast of Colombia. The species is social, living in groups of up to six members. The frog is diurnal and terrestrial.  

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

    Other Names Golden poison frog, golden frog, golden poison arrow frog, golden dart frog
    Size Around 5.5 cm
    Weight Less than 1 oz
    Color Color ranges from metallic green to pale green, white, pale yellow, deep golden yellow, metallic orange or yellow-orange
    Distribution Pacific coast of Colombia
    Habitat Humid forests
    Diet Insects like ants, termites, beetles, other small invertebrates
    Predators Only natural predator is a fire-bellied snake
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 20 eggs in captivity
    Incubation Period 11 to 12 days
    Reproductive Age 12 to 18 months of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 5 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on May 11th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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