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Family - Dendrobatidae

Poison Dart Frogs 

Poison dart frog is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae.  They are native to Central and South America.   These species are active during the day and often exhibit brightly-colored bodies.  All wild dendrobatids are toxic. Many species are critically endangered. These amphibians are often called "dart frogs" due to indigenous people using of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blow darts.  In fact, of over 175 species, only three have been documented as being used for this purpose, and none come from the Dendrobates genus.



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