These species secrete a powerful poison from the skin for defensive purposes. They get it from some insects they eat. Farmed specimens, such as these, are fed non-toxic insects and are therefore non-poisonous. The very showy colors are a warning to deter predators. They are called arrow frogs due to the habit of the natives of the Amazon of using them to poison the darts with which they hunt.

origin: Amazon Rainforest
environment: Forest
sleep-wake: Diurnal
average lifespan: More than 10 years
dimensions: 5 cm