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Blue poison dart frog

It's probably not too hard to figure out how the blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus') got its name. It's blue; it's toxins were used to make poison darts, thus, the blue poison dart frog. Brilliant, right? The blue guys are not the most poisonous of all poison dart frogs – the family of which lives in Central and South America – that distinction belongs to the golden poison dart frog, which has enough venom to kill 10 grown men.

Read more about poisonous frogs here: 16 Beautiful but deadly frogs

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