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Green and Black Poison Frog

Green and Black Poison Frog


Other name:
 Green Poison Arrow Frog

Scientific name: Dendrobates auratus

Type: Frogs

Habitat / Place of Origin: The Green and Black
Poison Frog is found throughout many regions of Central and South America such as Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Bolivia. Humans have also successfully introduced Dendrobates auratus in Hawaii and they have since flourished there. They prefer to live on the rainforest floor near small streams and pools of water.

Interestingly, the Green and Black Poison Frog (and other poison dart frogs) lose the neurotoxicity in their skin when in captivity. This is because the toxins are created by their diet of specific insects and invertebrates found only in the wild. However, because their skin is so fragile, these frogs are not suitable for handling.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
great beginner frog, beautiful dart frog, branches, completely glass vivarium
Interesting:
egg deposition site, high humidity, minimal ventilation
Overall review
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4.3 (4)
RobWedderburn
The Green and Black Poison Frog is an attractive dart...
Review by: RobWedderburn (83) December 04, 2015 15:23
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4.75
1 photo
hroney
My green and black poison dart frogs are quite shy co...
Review by: hroney (18) September 13, 2015 17:07
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4.50
1 photo
mattolsen
D. auratus is a beautiful dart frog that is spread th...
Review by: mattolsen (12) September 30, 2012 14:15
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4.00
Lizardfrog
Auratus might seem to be relatively simple to keep. W...
Review by: Lizardfrog (6) updated September 01, 2011 21:03
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4.00
1 comment
Habitat (2 videos)
Dendrobates auratus vivarium
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Terrarium/vivarium homemade
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Feeding (2 videos)
D. auratus feeding
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Dendrobates auratus “blue”
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Learn more (4 videos)
Dendrobates auratus Frog Fight
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Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology
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D. auratus calling
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