Three Striped Poison Dart Frog

Three Striped Poison Dart Frog

Known for their brightly-colored looks, the Three Striped Poison Dart Frog is a species of highly poisonous, diurnal frogs that are found in different parts of South America. Though they fall under IUCN’s ‘least concerned’ category and are one of the largest and most widely distributed species of poison dart frog, but they have recently been threatened by loss of habitat.

Scientific Name Ameerega trivittatus

Classification – Ameerega

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Males reach up to 42 mm (1.65 in) and females 55 mm (2.17 in)

Life Expectancy – 3 to 15 years (varies between populations)

Mating Season  Can mate at any time

Special Features  Bright green stripes run from the head to the hind limbs, which can also be yellow or orange at times

Social Structure – Live in dense populations in close proximity to each other

Geographical Distribution – Northern parts of South America including Suriname, Venezuela, Peru, French Guiana, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana

Natural Habitat – Lives in both primary and secondary tropical rain forests, close to the forest floor

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – General insectivorous diet, but mostly ants