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Yellow Banded Poison Dart Frog

Yellow banded poison dart frog is a species of frog occurring in the northern part of South America. The species is diurnal and very territorial. The frog is poisonous as it can secrete toxins from its skin.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Neobatrachia
    Family Dendrobatidae
    Genus Dendrobates
    Scientific Name Dendrobates leucomelas

    Other Names Yellow-headed poison dart frog, bumblebee poison frog
    Size 3.1 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in)
    Weight Around 3 g (0.11 oz)
    Color Bright yellow to orange with broad black stripes and/or spots
    Distribution Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Colombia
    Habitat Tropical rainforests in the vicinity of fresh water
    Diet Ants, termites, tiny beetles, crickets, other small insects, spiders
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season February – March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 12 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 14 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan In wild: 5 to 7 years
    In captivity: 10 to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 12th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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