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Black and Green Poison Dart Frog Or Mint Poison Frog

Dendrobates auratus


The mint poison frog is in all ways an average poison dart frog. Males reach about 0.75 inch long; females are slightly larger, up to an inch long or bigger. As the common name "mint poison dart frog" suggests, the green-and-black poison frog typically has mint-green coloration; however, they can also be forest, lime or emerald green, turquoise, pale yellow, or even cobalt blue. Many also have splotches of dark colors, ranging from wood brown to black. The green-and-black poison frog is one of the most variable of all poison frogs in appearance.

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MarcTe 7 years ago

@alicelongmartin: it could. the females put the eggs in water so the tadpoles can hatch, the places can be shallow creeks or in a water reservoir af bromeliads!

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Could he have been hatched in the Bromiliad?

Toucan 7 years ago

It must've been a great trip! There's also lots of Tarantulas in Arenal

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

We found some tree frogs and cane toads in the Arenal area. A couple of poison arrow frogs elsewhere and of course the red eyed tree frogs in Tortuguero, Fun trip

Toucan 7 years ago

A lucky find! In San José, apart from the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, these were the only ones I saw there. A great place to look for frogs is Arenal

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

where was this guy? Very cute

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San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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