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Kokoe Poison Dart Frog

Kokoe poison dart frog is a species of frog found in Central and South America. It is one of the world’s most poisonous frogs.  It is the smallest among other poison dart frogs in its genus. The species is known to be highly social.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Neobatrachia
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Phyllobates
    Scientific Name Phyllobates aurotaenia

    Size Around 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
    Weight Around 3 g
    Color Black upper surface sometimes covered with orange suffusions; green, yellow, orange, or brownish gold stripes on the sides of the upper surface; abdomen is black with blue or green dots
    Distribution Central and south America
    Habitat On the floor of humid lowland and submontane forests, primary and secondary forest
    Diet Insects like ants and termites, spiders
    Predators A fire-bellied snake (Leimadophis epinephelus)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 15 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 weeks
    Average Lifespan 8 to 15 or more years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on May 6th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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