Dendrobates azureus is a type of Poison Dart Frog found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is located in southern Suriname and Brazil. Dendrobates azureus is widely known as the Blue Poison Dart Frog or by its Tirio Indian name, Okopipi. It takes its species name from the fact that it is colored azure.
The Blue Poison Dart Frog breeds seasonally, usually during the months of February or March when it is rainy. In order to find a mate, the males sit on a rock and produce quiet calls, which the female follows and tracks down the male. The females then physically fight over the male. The male takes the female to a quiet place by water to mate, which becomes the site of the egg-laying.
Between five to ten offspring are produced, and eggs are laid in the male’s territory, which he defends. The male takes care of the eggs most of the time, but sometimes the female does as well. The eggs hatch between fourteen and eighteen days, and after anywhere from ten to twelve weeks, the tadpoles are fully mature. Both sexes reach sexual maturity at two years of age.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrobates_azureus - 07-05.2010
Blue Poison Dart Frog
This Frog is really genuine!
Though when the colour blue is rare in nature - except for the heaven - creation gives us a surprise in this case, too!
Many colourful species belong to the category Poison Dart Frogs - not at last the Blue Poison Dart Frog.