Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Scientific Name – Dendrobates auratus

Classification – Dendrobatidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 2.5 to 4.2 cm

Life Expectancy – 8.3 years in captivity

Breeding Season – July to September (mating season)

Incubation Period – Around 2 weeks

Metamorphosis Period – 6 weeks

Special Features – Possess poison glands in its skin; the end of its toes has small sucker-like discs creating a slight suction as it jumps making the grip slightly sticky

Family Unit – Solitary animal except during breeding season when it also takes care of the young

Geographical Distribution – Central America and northwestern parts of South America (native), Hawaii (introduced)

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Humid lowlands, rain forests, plantations

Diet – Small invertebrates

Predators – Not known