Blue Poison Dart Frog

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Scientific Name – Dendrobates tinctorius “azureus”

Classification – Dendrobatidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 3.0-4.5 cm

Average Weight – Around 8 g

Life Expectancy – 4 to 6 years (in wild); around 10 years (in captivity)

Breeding Season – February or March

Incubation Period – 14 to 18 days

Metamorphosis Period – 10 to 12 weeks

Special Features – Possess skin toxins; have a distinctive hunch-backed posture; territorial and aggressive

Family Unit – Solitary animal; interact with others during territorial fighting and breeding

Geographical Distribution – Southern Suriname

World Population – Not known

Conservation Status – Not Evaluated

Natural Habitat – Tropical forest areas surrounded by savannah

Diet – Ants, beetles, mites, spiders, flies, maggots, termites, caterpillars

Predators – Snake