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Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog

Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog

Amphibians / Dendrobates leucomelas
Length 1.2-1.6"
Conservation Status

These amphibians are known as dart frogs because indigenous people use the frog’s poison for blow darts and arrow poison. All wild dart frogs secrete toxins through their skin. However, captive-hatched frogs and wild ones that have been in captivity for an extended time do not exhibit this behavior. Yellow-banded dart frogs feed mostly on ants in the wild; this is where they acquire their skin toxin.

Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Venezuela
Moist or wet, forested, lowland regions
Ants and other insects
Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog
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