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Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates auratus


small, brightly coloured frog, about 1.5" (4cm), can be toxic


Lowland rainforest, native to Central America and parts of South America


I spotted 11 green and black poison dart frogs during my 10 days at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. Most of them were spotted on one trail, so my last day there I hiked it for the third time and I got lucky and saw 4 more.

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dandoucette 3 months ago

Thanks Muckpuk, Tukup, Mark, Leuba and DrNamgyalTSherpa for your recent comments. @Mark, it does look like that in photo #2 doesn't it haha!

Muckpuk 4 months ago

That is AWESONE! What a beauty! Congratulations!

Tukup 4 months ago

Congratulations Dan. Well done.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

..btw is that a wind-up key in pic #2 ?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Pretty cool Dan. Congrats.

DrNamgyalTSherpa 4 months ago

Congrats Dan for the SOTW!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 months ago

Congratulations to you and your attractive green friend Dan - well deserved !

dandoucette 4 months ago

Thanks Michael and all the rangers for choosing this spotting. Thanks to everyone who commented. @Mel11, he's posing for me now but that was after a lot of chasing haha.

Tukup 4 months ago

Congratulations Dan. Beautiful series.

Mel11 4 months ago

Congratulations. He posed well for you.

Jae 4 months ago

Congratulations, dandoucette!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

Congrats on your SOTW, Dan. That's a beauty!

Fantastic spotting Dan,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Ornithoptera80 4 months ago


Ingrid3 4 months ago

dendrobatids are among my fav frogs!

MichaelS 4 months ago

Hi dandoucette,

Congratulations, your Green and Black Poison Dart Frog spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week! Thank you for sharing this incredible spotting with the Project Noah community. We look forward to seeing your next nature discovery!

dandoucette 4 months ago

That's great, thanks for the nomination Mark and the rangers! Thanks Sukanya!

SukanyaDatta 4 months ago

Congratulations on the nomination. I have just seen caged ones! How lucky you were.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

dandoucette 4 months ago

Thanks Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 months ago

Amazing! He looks so synthetic. Thanks Dan.

dandoucette 5 months ago

Thanks! You'll definitely see them in Costa Rica!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 months ago

Great spotting Dan. This one is in my wish list. Congrats.

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Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 10, 2021
Submitted on Feb 20, 2021

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