Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog Dendrobates (tinctorius) azureus

Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
The Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (called variations of Blue Poison Frog and Dyeing Poison Frog) is large for a poison frog and always bright blue with darker blue legs and variable black spots on its body, head and legs. Their name comes from their use to poison tips of blow darts by native tribes.
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Previously given separate species status as Dendrobates azureus, it is now reclassified by some authorities as a subspecies of Dendrobates tinctorius azureus, the Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (see link below). Other authorities refer to colour, structural and other differences to maintain it is a separate species.
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Native to a small pockets of isolated forest in Surinam, their range gets smaller each year as savannah and forest are burnt for farming.
Turquoise Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Indigo Blue Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
The blue colour varies from turquoise through to indigo.