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Green-and-black poison frog

By MSA 2005 Map showing tropical rainforests habitats in Central and northern South America


Class Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus and species: Dendrobates auratus
Once female frogs lay their eggs, the males take over. They guard the eggs until they hatch and then carry their tadpole offspring piggyback to small pools of water. There, over time, young tadpoles develop into fully formed frogs.

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