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  • 1. Poison Dart Frog By: Adriana Espinoza
  • 2. Description
      • Common Name: Poison Dart Frog
      • Scientific Name: Denodrobatidae
      • Status: Endangered due to habitat loss.
    • The poison dart frog is very vibrant but super toxic. Colors range from: black and green with spots, red and blue with stripes, a variety of colors and patterns.
    • The dart frog ranges from sizes of less than an 1 inch to 2 ½ inches in body length.
    • The patterns and colors of these frogs ranges within species.
    • The skin of the frogs is were the poison is located.
  • 3. Habitat
    • Poison dart frogs live in the rainforests of Central and South America and on few Hawaiian Islands.
    • Other poison dart frogs are found in habitats in Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.
    • They are found in ponds, freshwater marshes, lakes or swamps.
    • They prefer subtropical or tropical high-altitude scrubland.
  • 4. Poison Dart Frog Region
  • 5. Menu 2) Spiders 3) Ants 1) Small Insects 4) Beetles
  • 6. Behavior
    • Male poison dart frogs are very aggressive towards each other, defending their small territories.
    • Male and females make little noises when confronting, and they are known to wrestle for territories.
    • Male frogs defend the eggs that the female lays, and keeps them moist with urine.
  • 7. Fun Facts:
    • the brighter the frog, the more toxic it is.
    • The frogs got their name “poison dart” because the Indians would rub the tip of their spears on the frogs, loading them with poison.
  • 8. Works Cited
    • Slide 2 source: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/Facts/fact-poisondartfrog.cfm
    • Slide 3 source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/poison-dart-frog-habitat.html
    • Slide 6 source: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/zoo/poison-dart-frog
    • Slide 7 source: http://www.ehow.com/about_6560592_blue-poison-dart-frog-interesting.html
  • 9. Photo Cites Slide 1 picture 1: http://www.bentrapnell.com/uploads/processed/0904/0901191939531_mg_5313-edit_m.jpg Slide 4 picture 1: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/Dendrobatidae_range.PNG/800px-Dendrobatidae_range.PNG Slide 2 picture 1: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1035/863842911_7e990a176a.jpg Slide 2 Picture 2: http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/www/schoolhouse/rainforest_library/animal_images/poison_frog4.jpg Slide 3 Picture 1: http://thundafunda.com/33/World-tour/download/Bromeliads,%20Bocaina%20National%20Park,%20Atlantic%20Rainforest,%20Brazil%20pictures.jpg Slide 3 picture 2: http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000XkFt6i1K5jQ/s/500/500/rainforest-buttreses-riverside-Gabon-Africa-JNGX0382.jpg Slide 5 Picture 1: http://smsread.com/blog//home/smsreadc/public_html/blog/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/picturrs.com/files/funzug/imgs/wildlife/alien_insects_08.jpg Slide 5 Picture 2: http://www.insectidentification.org/imgs/insects/violin-spider-brown-recluse.jpg Slide 5 Picture 3: http://chiotsrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ants-on-peony-bud.jpg Slide 5 Picture 4: http://www.pestproducts.com/images/colorado-potato-beetle.jpg Slide 7 Picture 1: http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/033/cache/two-blue-poison_3325_600x450.jpg Slide 6 Picture 1: http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/058/cache/dyeing-poison-dart-frog_5835_600x450.jpg Slide 6 picture 2: http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/30/3029/MGWBF00Z/posters/fredriksson-christer-poison-arrow-poison-dart-frog-strawberry-frog-dendrobates-pumilio.jpg