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Various Color Morphs and Locality
of
Dendrobates auratus
09/21/99


If you have an unusual morph or a good photo any of the morphs of auratus please email me a photo and I will include it.  Also if you know the locality or morph of any of the below photos that do not have that information, please let me know.

The following are the 4 most common forms / localities for D. auratus as described in the Heselhaus book.



Toaboga Island - The D. auratus from this Pacific island are normally yellow-gold stripes on brown background.  The size ranges from 1 1/8" (3 cm) to 1 1/2" (4 cm).  This is the source of the population that is found in Hawaii.



Costa Rican, western Panama, and Nicaragua - these are the bright green and black D. auratus that most people think of. The size ranges from 1 1/2" (4 cm) to 2 3/8" (6 cm).

   


Panama Canal zone - These frogs are green and black but the green is only thin lines or spots.  Typically size is 1" (2.5 cm).
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Panama Blue Morph - These frogs have the same markings as the typical green and black D. auratus but instead of green there is blue.

   


Photos from:
Arizona Dendrobates Ranch
Regal Reptiles
The Dendrobatid Warehouse (no longer around)
Rack Cross
Chris Miller
Aquatic Critter in Nashville 615-832-4541



Other web pages with Auratus Photos:
http://user.tninet.se/~ybe183w/sds/  This page is in Swedish but has nice photos.
http://www.unizh.ch/~csom/gifs/auratus.jpg
http://www.unizh.ch/~csom/gifs/auratus2.jpg http://perso.wanadoo.fr/thiell/frogs/auratus/auratus_guide.html

 
 
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