Yellow Banded Poison Frog
Facts about Yellow Banded Poison Frog, "Scientific name For Yellow Banded Poison Frog is Dendrobates leucomelas". The yellow-banded poison frog is also called the bumble bee poison frog or the yellow headed poison dart frog and belongs to the species of Dendrobates leucomelas. Yellow Banded Poison Frog is in the family of Dendrobatidae.
You will find the Yellow Banded Poison Frog in Southern America and most especially in Venezuela. It is also possible to find the yellow-banded poison frog in some parts of Brazil, Guyana and in some parts of Eastern Colombia. The Yellow Banded Poison Frog is fond of tropical rain forests where there are humid conditions and fresh water. The amphibian is found on trees, rocks and plants and where there is leaf litter on the floor of the forest.
The yellow-banded frog congregates in areas that are damp like under the rocks or under trunks of fallen trees.
The Yellow Banded Poison Frog prefers high humidity but compared to other species in the genus it can handle lower humidity much better.
The yellow-banded frogs live in the wild in small groups and they are known to stage attacks on their neighboring groups with so much ferocity. The Yellow Banded Poison Frog makes one of the loudest sounds among all poison frogs that can be heard from quite a long distance. The sound is meant to warn rivals to keep away from them and it comes out like a bird-like trill.
This sound is also sometimes made to call members of the opposite sex. The most unique feature about the Yellow Banded Poison Frog is that it is known to estivate during dry spells.
The yellow-banded frog reproduces sexually. The mother lays eggs in a body of water. These eggs are already fertilized by the time they are laid and they are called zygotes. Once they hatch, they are known as tadpoles.
The yellow-banded poison frog is toxic and its aposematic coloration serves as a warning to its potential predators that preying it means a toxic meal that is not palatable.
It is not easy to differentiate between a male yellow banded frog from its female counterpart: However, female Yellow Banded Poison Frog tend to be larger than males.