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The plants in the river

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Harlequin Poison Frog

Harlequin Poison Frog

Guppy

Guppy

Harlequin Poison Frog

Harlequin Poison Frog

Facts

LatinOophaga histrionica "Bullseye" red
Size3 cm
FoodAnts, mites, beetles
HabitatRainforest
IUCN

Least concern

LocationColombia
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Beautiful, colourful… and dangerous!

The bright colours of the yellowbanded poison dart frog look beautiful, but they aren’t meant to impress us. The colours serve as a warning to enemies to keep their distance because the frogs are poisonous.

Should the aquarium staff be afraid of the poisonous frogs?

In the wild, the poisonous frogs create their deadly toxin by eating poisonous insects. At the National Aquarium Denmark, they are fed fruit flies, which means the frogs are quite harmless.


Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi