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Emma clapham the blue dart frog! Emma clapham the blue dart frog! Presentation Transcript

  • The Blue Dart Frog ! Dendrobatidea! Fessenden Grade 6 By: Emma Clapham
  • Scientific Classification!
    • kingdom: Animalia
    • phylum: Chorclata
    • class: Amphibian
    • order: Anura
    • suborder: Neobatrachia
    • super family: Dendrobatoidea
    • family: Denrobatidea
    • these little frogs are blue with black spots, especially on their head and back.
    • they are a brightly coloured blue to let their predators know that they are poisonous “don’t eat me.”
    • the three major parts are the bulging eyes, the gripping toes and the bright colouration.
    Appearance!
  • Habitat!
    • they live in Central to south America.
    • some of them live on some Hawaiian islands.
    • near ponds
    • near rivers
    • rainforests
  • Life Cycle!
    • the female frog lays her eggs on land. She then disposes the eggs in a cluster of jelly.
    • the male then fertilises the eggs, guarding it until the eggs hatch and the tadpoles emerge.
    • the tadpoles wiggle onto their mothers back. The female then carries her eggs to a water filled plant.
    • in the plant the tadpoles eat on algae and mosquito larvae. Within 6-8 weeks the tadpoles have become frogs and leave the plant to live in the forest.
    • they reproduce three times a year, twice in the summer and once in the spring.
    • they lay 6-10 eggs each time.
  • Diet!
    • ants
    • mites
    • beetle
    • millipedes
    • and other insects found on leafs.
  • Predators!
    • snakes
    • large spiders
  • The blue dart frogs help the environment!
    • They eat insects that can hurt the environment.
    • They eat the insects so there aren’t a lot of them.
    • Yuck!
  • Humans Interfere with the frogs!
    • they cut down trees in the forests that they live in.
    • they use their poison for the tips of bullets in guns.
  • Save the blue dart frog!
    • stop cutting down trees in the forests.
    • stop killing them for their poison.
    • keep them in captivity so they can live longer.
  • Interesting facts!
    • the dart frog is the most poisonous animal on earth.
    • they can be all different types of blues.
    • these frogs can see in colour.
    • these frogs are poor swimmers so you won’t find them in the water.
  • References!
    • Books : Face to Face with Frogs
    • www. Google.com
    • National Geographic
    • Dart frogs
    • Google chrome