Poison Dart Frog, also named Dendrobate

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to Central and South America. Unlike most frogs, these species are active during the day and often exhibit brightly-colored bodies. Although all wild dendrobatids are at least somewhat toxic, levels of toxicity vary considerably from one species to the next and from one population to another.

Poison Dart Frogs are endemic to humid, tropical environments of Central and Latin America. These frogs are generally found in tropical rainforests, including in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guyana, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua and non-native to Hawaii.Dendrobatids tend to live on or close to the ground, as well as in trees as much as 10 metres from the ground.

They lay their eggs in moist places, including on leaves, in plants, among exposed roots, and elsewhere, and allow the tadpoles to wriggle onto their backs shortly after they hatch. They then carry the piggy-backed tadpoles to water, where the larva remain until metamorphosis.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_dart_frog - 26.03.2010

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This bright yellow Poison Dart Frog is an especially beautiful exemplar for all the animal species which, besides the mammals and reptiles, live on the ground like us.

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