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Hyloxalus abditaurantius

A female, with tadpoles on her back

Hyloxalus abditaurantius is a species of poison dart frog of the Hyloxalus genus. It is one of the least-toxic members of the family, and quite abundant in the wild. The frog is common in montanes and degraded former forests.

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Hyloxalus abditairantius males are about 13 mm long when full-grown; the females are 15-17 mm long when full-grown. Fairly slender for a poison dart frog, abditaurantius is mostly white or yellow-white in colour, with thick bars down their backs. These may be gray or blue-gray in males; whereas female abditaurantius have dark brown or black stripes. The skin of wild specimens, while painful to the touch, is not deadly to humans.