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Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog

(engl: Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog)

Caution: toxic! 

These frogs possess an extremely effective skin toxin that is very sensitive and protects the skin from infection. It also protects them against predators. This also contributes to their eye-catching "warning colouration". The glaring colouring acts as a warning against the inedible, poisonous frogs.

It’s dry - so what?! 

The Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frogs populate mainly smaller forest islands in the grasslands. Unlike their relatives, Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frogs are able to survive extreme drought periods by hibernating in summer. They usually retreat into a burrow.

Gebänderter Pfeilgiftfrosch, Foto: Tiergarten Nürnberg
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gebänderter Pfeilgiftfrosch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gebänderter Pfeilgiftfrosch
Wissenschaftl. Name Dendrobates leucomelas
Ordnung Anura
Familie
Größe bis 4 cm
Gewicht bis 4 g
Fortpflanzung 15-40 Eier
Verbreitung Venezuela, Guyana, Northeastern Brazil
Lebensraum forest ground
Nahrung ants, termites
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 3 Jahre