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The Poison Dart Frog

Poison dart frogs are small, brightly colored amphibians found in the tropical environments of Central and South America. They have smooth, moist skin and there are many different species, each with unique patterns and hues ranging from blue, yellow, green, black, red, or even gold! The striking colors act as a warning to predators because these little critters pack a punch, producing dangerous toxins that make them unappetizing meals!

Poison Dart Frog - Animal Matchup
Poison Dart Frog
SizeLess than 2 inches (5.1 cm)
WeightLess than 1 ounce (28 grams)
SpeedSpeed: 0.5 mph (0.8 km/hr)
Key StrengthToxic skin secretions
Biggest WeaknessSmall size and lack of physical strength
Scientific NameDendrobatidae
FamilyDendrobatidae
HabitatTropical rainforests
GeographyCentral and South America
DietInsects and other small invertebrates
Lifespan1 year - 15 years
Poison Dart Frog - Animal Matchup

The Poison Dart Frog

Poison dart frogs are small, brightly colored amphibians found in the tropical environments of Central and South America. They have smooth, moist skin and there are many different species, each with unique patterns and hues ranging from blue, yellow, green, black, red, or even gold! The striking colors act as a warning to predators because these little critters pack a punch, producing dangerous toxins that make them unappetizing meals!

Fun Fact: The Poison Dart Frog is so named because indigenous tribes once used their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blowdarts for hunting.

Poison Dart Frog
SizeLess than 2 inches (5.1 cm)
WeightLess than 1 ounce (28 grams)
SpeedSpeed: 0.5 mph (0.8 km/hr)
Key StrengthToxic skin secretions
Biggest WeaknessSmall size and lack of physical strength
Scientific NameDendrobatidae
FamilyDendrobatidae
HabitatTropical rainforests
GeographyCentral and South America
DietInsects and other small invertebrates
Lifespan1 year - 15 years

Poison Dart Frog Matchups

We use AI to simulate matchups between the Poison Dart Frog and other animals. Our simulation considers size, strength, and natural predatory behaviors to determine the most likely outcome.

Cane Toad vs Poison Dart Frog

Fun Fact: Although they are less than 2 inches long on average, some poison dart frogs can jump up to 20 times their body length!

Fun Fact: Amazingly, in the wild, the poison dart frog's diet of ants and termites is what helps produce their deadly toxins; when kept in captivity and fed a diet of non-toxic insects, they no longer produce poison!