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Last update 09/03/99
What Name Means: (Blue tree climber) Dendrobates = Tree Climber
Azureus = Blue
Common Names: Blue dart frog.
Size range: 1.5 to 1.75 inches (38 to 45 mm)
Average size of female: ___ inches ( mm)
Average size of male: ___ inches (mm)
How to identify sexes: Females tend to be larger/fatter.
Adult males are smaller/slimmer, have enlarged toe pads, and have vocal
Description: Dendrobates azureus is one of the most striking
frogs in the trade. Bright blue with small black spots covering the
torso of the body.
Morphs: There is little variation in this species.
Some animals tend to a darker blue while other have lighter color of blue.
Additionally the size of the black spot varies in size. I have seen
some photos from Europe that showed violet colored animals. Currently,
it is not know if these are color morphs or just individual color variations.
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36 K WAV file from Gerd Voss
Age of maturity: 14 - 18 months
Biotype and Distribution
Population density: _________
Relative humidity during dry season: _______%
Rainy season: ________
Are frogs sitting in sunlight: ___________
When is their active time: ____________
What kinds of food: _____________
Recommended dimension: 10 gall aquariums and larger.
Temperature Range: 75° - 85° F (24° -30°
Terrarium landscaping: Give the frogs some areas of heavy
plant cover to hide in when they feel threatened and some open areas for
them to hunt in.
Adult population density:
Parts of the Vivarium occupied: For the most part they
will say on the floor and climb only a few inches high
Average age in terrarium: 6 years (ADG
Newsletter # 35)
Behavior - outgoing or reclusive: Very outgoing.
Eggs/clutch size: 5 to 6.
Where are eggs placed: Under hut.
Sensitive to light: No
Development time for egg to tadpole: 18 days
Care of eggs: Keep eggs in a shallow container with water
surrounding the egg but not submersing them.
Development time for tadpoles to froglet: approx. 70 -
Food for tadpoles: Fish food, spirulina, & chlorella
Care of tadpoles: Keep singly but tads of the same clutch
may be kept together
Are F1 offspring different from wild caught parents: No
Other sites with photos and information:
The Dendrobatid Frog Page