Yellow Banded Poison Dart Frog

Yellow Banded Poison Dart FrogScientific Name – Dendrobates leucomelas

Classification – Dendrobatidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 3.1 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in)

Average Weight – Around 3 g (0.11 oz)

Life Expectancy – 5 to 7 years (in wild); 10 to 15 years (in captivity)

Breeding Season – February – March

Incubation Period – 10 to 14 days

Special Features –Have glandular sticky pads on its toes which help in climbing and positioning; can produce toxic secretions in its skin; females are often larger than males

Family Unit – Lives in small groups and is very much territorial as it is known to attack other groups

Geographical Distribution – South America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Tropical rainforests near to fresh water

Diet – Ants, termites, crickets, tiny beetles, other small insects, spiders

Predators – Snakes