Green and Black Poison Arrow Frog

Poison dart frog (also poison arrow frog, dart frog or poison frog) is the common name of the Dendrobatidae family of small, diurnal frogs. Poison dart frogs are native to Central and South America. The frogs are widely called poison arrow frogs or poison dart frogs, a generalization reflecting the widespread notion that all poison frogs are used by South American tribes in the manufacture of poison that is spread on arrows or blow-gun darts. In actuality, of over 175 species of poison frog, only three are toxic enough to use for this purpose, and none come from the Dendrobates genus, which is most characterized by the brilliant color and complex patterns of its member species. The most poisonous of these frogs is the two-inch-long Golden Poison Frog from the genus phyllobates.


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