Discover A Species: Blue Poison Dart Frog

Credit: By I, Wildfeuer, CC BY-SA 3.0,
  • Common Name: Blue Poison Dart Frog
  • Scientific Name: Dendrobates tinctorius “azureus”
  • Distribution: Southern Suriname, northern Brazil
  • Average Weight: 8 grams
  • Average Length: 3.75 cm
  • Average Lifespan: 6 years (in wild)
  • Color: bright blue to dark blue
  • Prey: ants, beetles, flies, mites, spiders, termites, maggots, and caterpillars
  • Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Dendrobates
Species: D. tinctorius
Subspecies: D. t. “azureus”


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