Language English Green-and-black poison dart frog Photo: H. Krisp Green-and-black poison dart frog Photo: claudelafondphoto.com Green-and-black poison dart frog Photo: Biodôme OngletsDescriptionDistinguishing featuresThere 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. ReproductionThe female produces 6 to 8 eggs at a time. DietThese frogs eat different kinds of insects that they find on the ground and on low-growing plants. PredatorsThey have few enemies. Their bright colouring indicates that they are poisonous and warns off the usual predators of small frogs HabitatThey 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, behaviourLike many other species of poison dart 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 doré Scientific nameDendrobates auratusPhylumChordataClassAmphibia (Batracia)OrderAnuraFamilyDendrobatidaeSizeLength: 2.5 to 6 cmWeightAbout 3.5 gLife spanIn captivity: 6 yearsStatusLeast Concern (IUCN); protected species, CITES, Appendix II.