Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Dendrobatidae > Dendrobates > Dendrobates tinctorius

Dendrobates tinctorius (dyeing dart frog)

Synonyms: Calamita tinctorius; Dendrobates azureus; Dendrobates machadoi; Rana tinctoria

Wikipedia Abstract

The dyeing dart frog, tinc (a nickname given by those in the hobby of keeping dart frogs), or dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) is a species of poison dart frog. It is among the largest species, reaching lengths of 50 mm (2.0 in). This species is distributed throughout the eastern portion of the Guiana Shield, including parts of Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and nearly all of French Guiana.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.45
EDGE Score: 2.01


Diet [1]  Carnivore
Litter Size [2]  9
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  11 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  2.0 inches (5 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan savanna Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Pantepuis Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Grão Pará Ecological Station 10535931 Pará, Brazil      
Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park II 9555565 Amapá, Brazil  
Parque do Tumucumaque Indigenous Area 7588772 Pará, Brazil      
Paru State Forest 9038396 Pará, Brazil      
Trombetas State Forest   Pará, Brazil  

Prey / Diet

Anochetus mayri[3]
Cyphomyrmex costatus[3]
Cyphomyrmex hamulatus[3]
Cyphomyrmex peltatus[3]
Dolichoderus bispinosus[3]
Eurhopalothrix bolaui[3]
Gnamptogenys horni[3]
Gnamptogenys minuta[3]
Gnamptogenys pleurodon[3]
Octostruma balzani[3]
Octostruma batesi[3]
Strumigenys elongata[3]
Strumigenys emmae[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Abilene Zoological Gardens
Adelaide Zoo
Adventure Aquarium
Albuquerque Biological Park
Alexandria Zoological Park
Amazon World
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Aquarium du Quebec
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Audubon Zoo
Bergen County Zoological Park
Binder Park Zoo
Biodome de Montreal
Birmingham Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Caldwell Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Cape May County Park Zoo
Capron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Central Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Colchester Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Cosley Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Detroit Zoological Society
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Dierenpark Emmen
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo
Erie Zoological Gardens
Flamingo Land LTD
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Hansenberg Organia
Helsinki Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jackson Zoological Park
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kansas City Zoo
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Marwell Wildlife
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Mesker Park Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Mill Mountain Zoo
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Mogo Zoo P/L
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Tournai
Museum de Besancon
Museum of Science - Live Animal Center
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
New England Aquarium
New York Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Niabi Zoo
Nordens Ark
North Carolina Zoological Park
North of England Zoological Society
Oakland Zoo
Odense Zoologiske Have
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoo
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Phoenix Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Potawatomi Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
Pueblo Zoo
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Riga Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Rotterdam Zoo
Sacramento Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Seneca Park Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Sunset Zoo
Szeged Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tennessee Aquarium
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
The Deep
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Rainforest
The Naples Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Topeka Zoological Park
Toronto Zoo
Tree Walkers International
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Tropical World
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Turtle Back Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Universeum Science Center
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Center
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Zoological Park
Washington Park Zoological Gardens
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal




Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
3Dry-season retreat and dietary shift of the dart-poison frog Dendrobates tinctorius (Anura: Dendrobatidae), Marga Born, Frans Bongers, Erik H. Poelman and Frank J. Sterck, Phyllomedusa 9(1):37-52, 2010
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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