Green Black Poison Frog

Part of the Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibition.


 © Joe McDonald, Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Green and Black Poison Frog

Dendrobates auratus
Hear the call. Audio file © Doug Von Gausig

D. auratus is diurnal (active during the day), brightly colored, and occurs in several color forms called morphs, the most common of which is green and black. The skin is iridescent or metallic in appearance. Like all Dendrobates, D. auratus are dwindling in the wild to to over collection and habitat destruction.

Size: 1 to 2 inches
Range: Nicaragua to Colombia
Habitat: Rain forests and plantations