Language English Tropical Rainforest Photo: H. Krisp Photo: claudelafondphoto.com Photo: Biodôme OngletsDescriptionDistinguishing features There are more than 15 varieties of coloured frogs in this species. At the Biodôme, we have the green and black variety. They use the small adhesive discs on their toes to help them climb plants. Reproduction The female produces 6 to 8 eggs at a time. Diet These frogs eat different kinds of insects that they find on the ground and on low-growing plants. Predators They have few enemies. Their bright colouring indicates that they are poisonous and warns off the usual predators of small frogs Habitat They frequent the driest region of the primary tropical forest in Central and South America. They live on ground covered with large, dry leaves. Temporarily absent from our ecosystems. Ecology, behaviour Like many other species of poison arrow frogs, their skin secretes alkaloid compounds, some of which are highly toxic. In addition to warning off predators, they protect the frog from fungi and bacteria. French nameDendrobate verte et noire(dorée) Scientific nameDendrobates auratusPhylumChordataClassAmphibia (Batracia)OrderAnuraFamilyDendrobatidaeSizeLength: 2.5 to 6 cmWeightAbout 3.5 gLife spanIn captivity: 6 yearsStatusLeast Concern (IUCN); protected species, CITES, Appendix II.