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Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates auratus


Some green and black poison dart frogs at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS. Dart frogs have always fascinated me, and d. auratus is no exception. This species is quite common in the pet trade and has a myriad of color morphs. This is their "normal" color morph, or most common wild type morph, as many of their morphs are found in the wild as well as in captivity. It should be noted their "poison" comes from eating species of ants and excreting said ants alkaloids out of their skin. They lack this deadly defense in captivity.


Native to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Nicaragua naturally and has been introduced to the US State of Hawaii otherwise.

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Wichita, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Nov 16, 2018
Submitted on Nov 16, 2018

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