Phantasmal Poison Dart Frog : The World’s Smallest Poisonous Frog Is Less Than A Centimeter long.
This smallest poisonous frog is less than a centimeter long, but don’t be fooled by the size of this ‘poison dart’ frog, its skin is two hundred’s times more toxic than morphine.
When adult they turn bright red with three usually greenish fluorescent stripes, but grow to only a centimeter in length.
The frogs, among the most poisonous amphibians on the planet, are found in tropical rainforests, including in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, French Guiana, Peru, western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador and South America.
about poison dart frogs –
Size: 0.53 (1.2 cm) whole life
Average life span in the wild: 2 to 12 years
Group name: Army
Protection status: Threatened
Toxic : highly venomous
Ms McFarlane said: ‘Despite their deadly status, it is hoped that the phantasmal poison frog could one day help save lives.
Scientists have discovered that an extract from the skin of the phantasmal poison frog Epipedrobates tricolor can block pain 200 times more effectively than morphine, and without addiction and other serious side effects.
some other species of poison dart frog-
Blue Poison Dart Frog