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Blue poison dart frog

Dendrobates azureus


Dendrobates azureus is a medium-sized frog that weighs approximately 8 grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 cm in length and has a typical lifespan of 4–6 years in the wild. Its bright blue skin serves as a warning to predators. Its colour is also usually darker around its limbs and stomach. The glands of poisonous alkaloids located in the skin serve as a defense mechanism to potential predators.


Found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is located in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil.


This photo was taken in Oporto SeaLife.

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Porto, Porto, Portugal

Spotted on Mar 22, 2010
Submitted on Dec 9, 2011

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