Golden Poison Dart Frog

Phyllobates terribilis

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The common name, poison dart frog, is derived from a practice of the Indians of the Ember Choco in Colombia, in which they rub their blowgun darts onto the backs of the golden poison dart frogs to load the darts with poison. 

Most other species of poison dart frogs tend to be secretive and shy. However, this species is not often preyed upon, possibly because these frogs are considered one of Earth’s most toxic species.

Although little is known about the breeding habits of these frogs in the wild, courtship and egg laying has been observed in captivity. Males and females have multiple mates, although the male is the one who attracts the female by singing a long, melodious trill. Following the female laying her eggs, the male will fertilize them and then attach the eggs to his back. This is done in order to get the eggs to the water to hatch.


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