Dart-Poison Frogs

Dendrobatidae

Order Anura

These amphibians are often called "dart frogs" due to the Amerindians' indigenous use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blowdarts.

Characteristics

  • Most species of poison dart frogs are small, sometimes less than 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) in adult length
  • They have short but strong hind limbs and are agile jumpers and climbers.
  • Most poison dart frogs are brightly colored, their bright coloration is associated with their toxicity and levels of alkaloids.

Range

They are native to Central and South America.

Genera (in our collection)

Dendrobates

Dendrobatidae