Emma clapham the blue dart frog!

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Emma clapham the blue dart frog!

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

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