Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart Frog Facts

Posted by Carson B. / in Science Facts

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Colorful Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog Animal Facts

  • Poison dart frogs are amphibians.

  • Poison dart frogs are not born poisonous. They eat poisonous plants and insects. The poison toxin is stored by these frogs in their skin.

  • Poison dart frogs have bright skin colors which warn other animals to leave them alone.

  • On average, poison dart frogs are 1 to 2 inches long (25 to 51 mm)

Life of a Poison Dart Frog

  • Poison dart frogs are found in tropic rainforests, mainly in South America and Central America.

  • The poison dart frogs habitat is the floor of a rainforest.

  • poison dart frog habitat

    Poison Dart Frogs spend their time on the floor of the rainforest.

  • This type of amphibian is born from eggs.

  • Poison dart frogs lay 1 to 30 eggs, depending on the species.

  • Poison dart frogs eat insects. Like other frogs, they have a long sticky tongue they use to catch insects.

  • Interestingly, they get water by absorbing it through their skin, instead of drinking the water.

  • A poison dart frog has a lifespan of 8 to 15 years in zoos.

  • Not very much is known about their lifespan in the wild.

  • Poison dart frogs are endangered. Scientists are studying their toxin explore medical benefits.

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posted by Carson B. - Carson lives in the United State. He loves science, particularly animals. He is working towards a degree in engineering and has been writing for three years online.

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