Dyeing Poison Frog: Dendrobates tinctorius
Distribution and Habitat
Dyeing poison dart frogs can be found in the northern territory of South America.
Dyeing poison frogs can be found primarily under rocks and moss usually close to a stream.
Considered to be the most alluring of all frog species, the Dyeing poison frog contains bright colors believed to function as a type of warning signal to predators that they are in fact poisonous. Usually a bright blue, the Dyeing poison frog will also have small to large black spots on its back.
Dyeing poison frogs were the first reported poisonous species to Europeans dating back nearly 200 years! Their poison is due to the diet they consume, which consists that of mostly ants.