Poison Dart Frog

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The poison dart frog is one of the deadliest amphibians in the world, that’s why it is so interesting. The appearance, habitat, prey, and predators are the most important things about the poison dart frog, so read on to find out more.


The appearance of the poison dart frog is very fascinating. This frog also goes by the name of poison arrow frog. When a poison dart frog is in captivity it can live more than ten years, but nobody knows how long poison dart frogs live in the wild. The bright colors of the frog's body can be blue, yellow, red, and gold with sometimes spots and stripes. Their skin oozes poison, and their body is really small. It is only around three Inches (7.6 centimeters) long. Their back legs are bigger than their front legs. There are over 200 different types of poison dart frogs in the wild
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The Amazon Rainforest is home to the poison dart frog. This amphibian lives in the Central and South American rainforest which is the Amazon Rainforest. It can sometimes found on Hawaiian Islands too. The poison dart frogs lives in every layer of the rainforest, and their territory is no bigger than ten city blocks. They are mostly found under big leaves and logs. They lay their eggs on land near the water, and they spend most of their time in trees. The frog inhabits the forests of the new world tropics from Nicaragua to Peru and Brazil.
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The most poisonous frog in the world is the poison dart frog, so that means they have a better chance at staying alive and killing their prey. The bright colors of the poison dart frog tell predators to stay away, and if anything touches the frog it will most likely die. The frogs feed on spiders and small insects like ants, termites, and beetles, and their long sticky tongues help them get their food. The frog is a carnivore, it survives on a diet made up of meat like birds and monkeys and other animals too. The frog kills the animals with its poison.


Why are poison dart frogs endangered? Their endangered because of habitat loss. It is causing numbers to decline among many species. The frog has only one natural predator. It’s the Leimadophis Epinephelus a type of snake. Major threats to these tiny frogs are diseases, they will suffocate because they're unable to absorb water and oxygen through there skin. When a human gets too close the frog will try kill humans as well. A mysterious infection is affecting, also eventually killing poison dart frogs in the wild.
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The poison dart frog is a very fascinating amphibian, but don’t let the bright colors fool you, because they will give you an infection if you touch the frog. It may seem cool looking but don’t touch it because you will most likely die or get a bad disease. When you see the poison dart frog in trees or in a zoo you will know that it is the poison dart frog.
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