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The green and black dart frog is one of more than 100 species of poison dart frogs. Its bright colors warn hungry predators that it is poisonous. In addition to defending frogs against predators, the toxins also prevent bacteria and fungi from growing on their skin.

Green and black poison dart frog

Did You Know?

Some South American tribes rub poison dart frogs on their blowgun darts and arrowheads for hunting.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Dendrobatus auratus

Central and South America

Tropical rainforest

Up to 2 in

Zoo Location:
Reptile House

Insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates