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Dendrobates tinctorius (dyeing dart frog)

Synonyms: Calamita tinctorius; Dendrobates azureus; Dendrobates machadoi; Dendrobates tinctorius; 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]  1.968 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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



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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