Frog, Dyeing Poison

Frog, Dyeing Poison

Dendrobates tinctorius

Vital Statistics


1.6 - 2.4 inches


0.1 ounce


Tadpoles – algae and insect larva.

Adults - Ants, termites, and other small insects and small spiders.


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Suriname, Brazil and Guyana.

At The Zoo

Faces of the Rainforest

Did You Know?

The female is plumper than the male, but the sexes may be more accurately distinguished by their toes. The dyeing poison frog has four toes on each foot, with enlarged suction cup tips to each toe. In the female these tips are round whereas in males they are heart-shaped.