Meet the world's smallest poisonous frog

Meet the world's smallest poisonous frog

He is less than a centimetre long and is gripping for all its worth to the tip of a pencil. But don't be fooled by the size of this baby 'poison dart' frog, its skin is 200 times more toxic than morphine. The frogs, among the most poisonous amphibians on the planet, are found only in the wild on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, South America. But now dozens of the rare species have been bred at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

When adult they turn bright red with three usually greenish fluorescent stripes, but grow to only a centimetre in length.
Aquarium spokeswoman Jenna MacFarlane said: 'These beautiful frogs are under increasing threat in the wild due to loss of habitat and pollution and we are delighted to have been able to breed them successfully here.
Republished from [DailyMail]
Meet the world's smallest poisonous frog



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