Dyeing Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)

Dendrobates tinctorius captive FWZ-9662 high resleastconcern

Dyeing Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) is a poison dart frog, a member of the family Dendrobatidae, the poison dart frog family. It is native to all of French Guiana and parts of Brazil, Suiname, and Guyana.

These dart frogs are one of the largest of the family, reaching lengths of 2 inches. Females are larger than males. Females’ toe discs are circular toe discs while males have larger, heart shaped ones.


Dyeing Dart Frog comes in a variety of morphs (colors). The most popular one is the azureus morph. It used to be considered a seperate species until DNA testing showed that it was the same species. It is found more in Suriname and in northern Brazil.


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