Dyeing Dart Frog


Common name : Dyeing poison frog

Scientific name : Dendrobates tinctorius

Family : Dendrobatidae

Native to : Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil

Interesting fact : The secretion from the frog was supposedly used by natives to dye green parrots’ feathers red.

Conservation status : Least Concern

They are brilliantly coloured in blue or black with yellow markings. They are also the largest of poison dart frogs possessing skin toxins derived by eating certain insects. They love a moist environment and can be found on vines about 2 metres off the ground. They are active in the day and feed on ants and termites.

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