Dyeing Poison Frog
© 2006 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 96)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
The forests are humid, always have rocky streams of running water, and are relatively cool, with temperatures dropping up to 22-27 degrees C at night. Dendrobates tinctorius is found under cover, such as rocks and moss, near streams. It usually stays on the ground, but is also found at heights up to 5 m in trees.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Walls, J. G. (1994). Jewels of the Rainforest: Poison Frogs of the Family Dendrobatidae. J.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.
Wollenberg, K. C., Veith, M., Noonan, B. P., and Lotters, S. (2006). ''Polymorphism versus species richness—systematics of large Dendrobates from the Eastern Guiana Shield (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae).'' Copeia, 2006(4), 623-629.
Written by Franziska Sandmeier (franturtle AT yahoo.com), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2006-12-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2016-06-29)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2016 Dendrobates tinctorius: Dyeing Poison Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1646> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 18, 2019.
Feedback or comments about this page.
Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2019. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 18 Jan 2019.
AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.