Golfodulcean Poison Dart Frog

Phyllobates vittatus

Animal Class: Amphibians

Length: 1-1.5 inches

Lifespan: 8-10 years

Diet: Golfodulcean poison frogs are carnivores and eat ants or mites.

Habitat: Native to Central America.

Description: Also known as Golfodulcean poison arrow frogs, these striped amphibians are large, for a poison dart species. Unlike many other poison dart frogs, they’re considered vulnerable to extinction due to habitat destruction, pollution, and pet trade.

Although they are poisonous in the wild, they’re not poisonous when they’re kept in human care, leading scientists to believe their poison comes from food they eat or some other source in the wild. Golfodulcean poison dart frogs are social, although territorial during breeding season.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Our Animals: The Zoo has a group of Golfodulcean poison dart frogs in the Learning Center