Frog, Yellow Banded

Frog, Yellow Banded

Dendrobatesleucomelas

Vital Statistics

Height:

1.2 - 1.5 inches long

Weight:

0.1 ounce

Diet:

Ants, termites, tiny beetles, crickets, and other small insects and spiders

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Moist or wet, forested, lowland regions in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela

At The Zoo

Currently off-exhibit until Rainforest exhibit opening in Spring 2018

Did You Know?

Their bright coloration is aposematic coloration, which is defined as having conspicuously bright colors that are used as a warning of danger or distastefulness to potential predators. These frogs are known to produce toxic chemicals in their skin, making them poisonous to most would-be predators.