Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart FrogDendrobatidae

Physical features:
Small frogs weighing an average of 3 grams with brightly colored skin.

Habitat:
Found in humid tropical South America from Nicaragua to Brazil. Most species are terrestrial, although some are arboreal.

Diet:
Ants, beetles, mites, spiders, termites, maggots, and caterpillars.

Fun facts:
Poison Dart Frogs have skin toxins which can kill humans if ingested.  Their name is derived from the practice of the Indians of the Ember in Colombia, who rubbed their blowgun darts across the backs of the frogs to load them with poison.