Blue poison frog

By MSA 2005 Map showing tropical rainforests habitats in Suriname (South America)


Class Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus and species: Dendrobates azureus
In the wild, this poison frog manufactures a dangerous skin secretion from chemicals in its diet. But in zoos, without the same meal of rainforest ants, this brightly colored frog does not produce toxins.

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