Although these ten frogs have pretty colors, it’s better not touch them because they are dangerous for humans!
Frogs are amphibians that have four legs and find themselves in very different territories whatsoever in relation to climate (temperate, humid, dry …) or to the natural environment (on land, in water). If some common species in Europe are safe for humans, in some countries of the world, frogs have very toxic characteristics. Discover 10 different specimens that have the distinction of being poisonous.
1. Phyllobates lugubris
The “beautiful poison frog” lives in Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. Its habitat is threatened by the presence of man. If the skin is toxic, it does not present a great danger because its venom has a lesser effect and may not be detectable in all specimens. His brown skin serves him especially as a defense but also camouflage.
2. Dyeing dart frog
According to its region of origin, the color of his skin can vary: it is often covered with blue and yellow, more or less cut with a black hue. It lives mostly on the ground, but it is also capable of climbing trees to find food or lay eggs. The glands present on his skin are known to be highly toxic, but they are dangerous in contact with a wound. Scientists believe that the venom is due to his diet because if it is high in captivity, it loses this ability.
3. Dendrobates (Adelphobates galactonotus)
This species is mainly Brazilian territory that extends from the Rio Tapajos south of the Amazon. It is more or less orange: its shades can range from yellow to red. The dyes his skin can be very dangerous and are a sign of defense.
4. Dendrobate golden (green and black poison dart frog)
This frog is also called “killer frog” or “poison frog” because its toxins are used after arrows in some tribes in the Amazon, to go hunting with a bow or blowpipe. They show their colors they are not good to eat: effective protection against predators.
5. Frog jaguar (Dendrobates leucomelas)
The natural habitat of this little animal is none other than the great tropical rainforests where they can breed and feed. As in the previous case, it is used among peoples in the Amazon because its toxicity is important. If a man touches his skin, he then feels tingling in his hand. Its poison can kill very large mammals …
6. Okopipi (Dendrobates azureus)
This pretty blue frog seems harmless at first sight, only, you better be wary of her appearance. Indeed, its toxicity is so high, it is capable of killing ten adult humans with its poison stock. Its effect is 200 times more potent than morphine. We understand why they are also used by Native Americans!
7. The Frog strawberries (Oophaga pumilio)
His name is very suggestive because the frog is red with black dots like strawberries. As she eats ants that have a powerful venom, she retrieves the toxicity thereof to defend against predators This species is harmful.
8. The monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
This small two-tone frog is also called monkey tree frog as she climbs trees very often and is found on the branches. Its poison has the same effects as drugs, so it is dangerous to deal. Hallucinations, stimulation, anorexia … so many symptoms that appear on contact. Indians sometimes use it to go into a trance.
9. Kokoi Frog (Phyllobates aurotaenia)
Well camouflaged in nature thanks to the coloration of his skin, he better not be confused with a sheet because its venom is highly toxic. If you touch it, the impact on our organization are numerous: fever, pain, paralysis, convulsions …
10. Yellow Frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
The skin of this species is entirely covered with a very deadly poison. It causes in humans with heart, burning sensations and blocks nerve transmissions. This is the most dangerous frog in the world although it seems quite cute …