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Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Common Name Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Scientific Name Dendrobates auratus

Species Amphibian

Family/Group Frogs and toads

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Description

This beautifully colored frog, measuring only between 3 and 4 centimeters, secretes a poisonous substance to deter predators (not lethal to humans). The frogs eat small insects. Other color variations, including yellow-black and blue-black, have also been observed.

Habitat

Green and Black Poison Dart Frogs need high humidity and lush vegetation. They are common at the Caribbean side of Nicaragua.

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