Dendrobates azureus

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The most toxic poison frog is Phyllobates terribilis from Colombia, which can produce enough toxin to kill eight people!

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Dendrobates azureusScientific name: Dendrobates azureus (now considered to be a variety of Dendrobates tinctorius

Common name: The blue poison frog

Distribution: Sipaliwini region of Surinam

Favoured terrain: This is a predominantly ground dwelling species, spending it's time hopping around leaf litter, searching for food. In the wild, however it often deposits its eggs in branches as much as 5 metres from the ground.

Dendrobates azureusDificulty: A robust frog, easy to keep, and due to its large size, easy to feed, although sometimes tricky to breed.

Notes: Dendrobates azureus is a popular dartfrog - one of the larger species, but stunning in apperance.


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