Alto De Buey Poison Frog


Common name : Golden poison-arrow frog, Andinobates altobueyensis

Scientific name : Dendrobates altobueyensis

Family : Dendrobatidae

Native to : Alto Del Buey Mountain in Western Columbia

Interesting fact : Their skin poison was used by Amerindian tribes to poison their darts.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

The beautiful shiny green spotted body warns its predators of its poisonous skin. The poison is not secreted by the frog itself but comes from its diet rich in certain insects. They can be found living on the ground and in bromeliad plants. Humid mountainous forests make an ideal home to these frogs.

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