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Dendrobates auratus (Green and Black Dart-poison Frog; Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog; Dart Poison Frog; Green and Black Poison Dart Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The green-and-black poison dart frog (Dendrobates auratus), also known as the green-and-black poison arrow frog and with numerous other names, is a brightly colored member of the order Anura native to Central America and northwestern parts of South America. This species has also been introduced to Hawaii. It is one of the most variable of all poison dart frogs next to Dendrobates tinctorius and some Oophaga spp. It is considered to be of least concern from a conservation standpoint by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
View Wikipedia Record: Dendrobates auratus

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


Female Maturity [2]  1 year
Male Maturity [2]  1 year
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Gestation [2]  12 days
Litter Size [2]  6
Litters / Year [3]  3
Maximum Longevity [2]  21 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  1.7 inches (4.2 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Chocó-Darién moist forests Colombia, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Isthmian-Pacific moist forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Mesoamerican Pacific mangroves Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Mangroves    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barro Colorado Island Natural Monument III   Panama  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve 245981 Hawaii, United States  
La Amistad International Park National Park II 541617 Panama, Costa Rica  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No


Baryphthengus martii (Rufous Motmot)[4]
Brycon guatemalensis (Macabi tetra)[4]
Sericopelma rubronitens[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Abilene Zoological Gardens
Adventure Aquarium
Akron Zoological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park
Apenheul Primate Park
Aquarium du Quebec
Audubon Zoo
Biodome de Montreal
Birmingham Zoo
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
Brevard Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Burger's Zoo
Caldwell Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Cape May County Park Zoo
Capron Park Zoo
Central Park 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
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Cosley Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Detroit Zoological Society
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Disney's Animal Kingdom
El Paso Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo
Flamingo Land LTD
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Helsinki Zoo
Henry Vilas Zoo
Honolulu 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
Krakow Aquarium & Natural History Msm
Kyiv Zoological Park
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
London Aquarium
Louisville Zoological Garden
Marwell Wildlife
Mesker Park Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plock
Mill Mountain Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Museum de Besancon
Museum of Science - Live Animal Center
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
New York Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Niabi Zoo
North Carolina Zoological Park
North of England Zoological Society
Oceanario de Lisboa
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Phoenix Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Potawatomi Zoo
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Prospect Park Zoo
Pueblo Zoo
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Riga Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Santa Fe CollegeTeaching Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Silesian Zoological Garden
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
The Deep
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Rainforest
The Naples Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tilgate Nature Centre
Topeka Zoological Park
Toronto Zoo
Tree Walkers International
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Tropical Butterfly House
Tropical World
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Turtle Back Zoo
Twycross Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Universeum Science Center
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Zoological Park
Washington Park Zoological Gardens
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo Boise
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Range Map

Middle America; Oceania; South America;



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
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Oliveira, 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.
4Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
5Predation on amphibians by spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) in the Neotropical region, Marcelo Menin, Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues and Clarissa Salette de Azevedo, Phyllomedusa 4(1):39-47, 2005
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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