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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
Scientific Surname Dendrobates leucomelas
Order Anura
Family
Size 4 cm
Weight 4 g
Reproduction 15-40 eggs
Distribution Venezuela, Guyana, Northeastern Brazil
Habitat forest ground
Food ants, termites
Livestock secured
Lifespan 3 Years