Yellow-banded Poison Frog

Part of the Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibition.


 © Taran Grant/AMNH

Yellow-banded Poison Frog

Dendrobates leucomelas
Hear the call. Audio file © Marc van Doorn

Yellow-banded poison frogs are also known as bumblebee poison dart frogs. Their bright colors serve as warning labels for predators, distinguishing them as a poisonous meal.

Size: 1 to 2 inches
Range: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil
Habitat: Evergreens and tropical rain forests