Blue-bellied poison frog

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Blue-bellied poison frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Andinobates
Species: A. minutus
Binomial name
Andinobates minutus
(Shreve, 1935)

Dendrobates minutus minutus Shreve, 1935
Dendrobates shrevei Dunn, 1940
Ranitomeya minuta (Shreve, 1935)
Minyobates minutus(Shreve, 1935)

The blue-bellied poison frog or bluebelly poison frog (Andinobates minutus) is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family. It is found in Colombia and Panama.[2] Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests. It is a locally abundant, terrestrial species.[1] As the scientific name suggests, it is a small frog, only 13–16 mm (0.51–0.63 in) in snout–vent length.[3] The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter; the male carries the tadpoles to bromeliads, where they complete their development.[1]

It is threatened by habitat loss (deforestation) and pollution. This species is not collected for pet trade, unlike many other poison frogs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Jaramillo, C.; Fuenmayor, Q.; Jungfer, K.-H. & Bolívar, W. (2004). "Ranitomeya minuta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Andinobates minutus (Shreve, 1935)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Vitt, Laurie J.; Caldwell, Janalee P. (2014). Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (4th ed.). Academic Press. p. 489.