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Yellow-banded poison dart frog

Dendrobates leucomelas


The yellow-banded poison dart frog (also known as yellow-headed poison dart frog and bumblebee poison frog), Dendrobates leucomelas, is a poison dart frog from the Dendrobates genus of the Dendrobatidae family.


D. leucomelas is found in the northern part of continent of South America, most notably in Venezuela. It is also found in parts of Guyana, Brazil and the extreme easternmost part of Colombia. This amphibian is normally found in very humid conditions in tropical rain forests, close to fresh water. It is often found on flat rocks, trees, plants (notably, bromeliads) and the leaf litter of the forest floor. During the dry season, specimens are known to congregate in damper places, such as under rocks or fallen tree trunks. Photographed in the Allwetterzoo, Münster, Germany.

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Thank you for saying where you spotted it. I was puzzle when I read "Germany" and "Yellow-banded poison dart frog" Thanks for sharing.

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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Mar 30, 2008
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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