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Golden Poison Dart Frog

Phyllobates terribilis


  • Pacific coast of Colombia in the Cauca and Valle del Cauca Departments in the Chocó Rainforest


  • Forests


  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • Spiders
  • Mites
  • Caterpillars
  • Maggots

This deadly species is the most toxic of all dart frogs. With poison lethal even to humans.

Its only predator is the liophis snake which is resistant to the poison. The poison in this species is regularly used by indigenous people on weapons. Hunters hold the frogs in leaves to protect themselves while gathering the poison. Depending on where it is found, this species may be gold, mint green, or even orange.

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