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Blue poison dart frog

Dendrobates azureus

Description:

Poison dart frog, approximately 8 grams, about 1 inch tall, 1-2 inches long. Small to large black spots covering body. Darker blue on legs, lighter blue on rest of body.

Habitat:

Sipaliwini savannah in Sourthern Suriname, and northern to central Brazil. I believe they are found in humid tropical climates, near water.

Notes:

These guys are my pets

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17 Comments

Wow that is a pet ? ­čś«­čś«­čśĽ

Cool man! Bright colors!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 7 years ago

The black polka dots bring out the blue body

like in Avatar!

CharleneBurgess
CharleneBurgess 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

teamdiscoverylsms
teamdiscoverylsms 7 years ago

Awesome

teamdiscoverylsms
teamdiscoverylsms 8 years ago

Cool

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

@Goody--thanks for the knowledge, I had no idea that without their natural diet they lose their poison. :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Their toxicity is tied to their wild diet and they lose this property in captivity. The frogs kept in zoos and at home as pets are totally harmless.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Wow, that would freak me out to have a poisonous frog as a pet.

Marta
Marta 9 years ago

Wow, you have this like a pet? :)

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 9 years ago

Ultimate..!!!
Such a beauty...!!!
Wish I could see him in real... :-)

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

If you're using the website, you can click on the "edit this spotting" link on the top right and just select the pets category. On the iPhone app, go to "My Spottings", tap on the spotting you want to edit, and then tap on the "edit" button on the top right. Just slide the categories over until you see "pets" and then select it. Hope this helps!

PeterWedell
PeterWedell 9 years ago

Thanks guys! How do I move it to the pet category?

SethBeverly
SethBeverly 9 years ago

Wow it's beautiful!!!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Hey Peter, thanks fo sharing these beauties. I used to raise Dendrobates leucomelas. You should move these photos into the pet category. Welcome aboard!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Welcome Peter!
Nice Pet

PeterWedell
Spotted by
PeterWedell

Redlands, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2012

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