The Green and Black Poison Dart Frog, also called Green and
Black Poison Frog, lives in Central American rainforest,
particularly in Panama.
It is a variable species. Not only variations in patterns
and of green, black or dark brown background and in shades
of green, but some
shine with a golden sheen, hence the Latin name "auratus".
Their toxicity comes from the invertebrates they eat and
will decline in captivity.
Their lifestyle is semi arboreal and semi terrestrial. When
a female has accepted a mate, she will lay eggs which he
will fertilise and, when they hatch, he (or both) will then
carry the tadpoles attached to mucus on their backs into a
tree and deposit them in the pools of water caught in
bromeliads. The parents will then guard the tadpoles to