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Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frogs at the Agricultural Science Unit

Dendrobates auratus

With a range of bright colors—yellows, oranges, reds, greens, blues—poison dart frogs aren't just big show-offs either. 

Many other frog species camouflage themselves in the wild, but the poison dart frog uses its brightly colored skin to warn predators that it is unfit to eat. The frog's skin secretes a dangerous poison that can paralyze and even kill predators.

Poison dart frogs are small, brightly colored amphibians that live on tropical rainforest floors across Central and South America

Fact Check

Common Name : Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Scientific Name : Dendrobates auratus

Type : Reptile

Diet : Insectivour

Avarage Life Span in Captivity :  10+ years

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Size: 1-2 inches

Weight : 8.5g

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Scientists think that poison dart frogs get their toxicity from some of the insects they eat.