THE World’s Most Dangerous Animals: Amphibians

They may not be big, they may not be long or tall but they are surely the most dangerous. They are extremely venomous and their skins contain a large concentration of very poisonous alkaloids that can kill the largest mammals, birds and reptiles within seconds. They are the most dangerous amphibians and among the most dangerous animals in the world.

If you thought only mammals and reptiles are dangerous, well, think again. The world’s most dangerous amphibians are more venomous compared to the most poisonous snakes. They are far deadlier than any known spiders or insects. Here they are:

5. The South American Red belly Toad – These toads are found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. They have triangular heads and large hind limbs. They have red spots on their skin which also contains poisonous alkaloids that kill enemies.

4. Corroboree frogs – They are indigenous Australian frogs found in New South Wales and Victoria. They have yellow and dark green stripes and feed on most invertebrates including ants, beetles and insect larvae. They produce toxic alkaloids known as pseudo-phrynamine meant to protect them against predators.

3. The Golden frogs – Also known as Mantella frogs, golden frogs like the name suggests are golden colored with black, blue or green spots. They are small frogs native to Madagascar which measure a maximum of 5 centimeters and 56 grams. Their skins are highly toxic to predators.

2. Epipedobates – They are various species of frogs that are extremely poisonous. They produce a very toxic alkaloid known as epibatidine which is known to cause muscle paralysis and cardio-respiratory depression and eventually death. They include the phantasmal poison frog, Anthony’s poison arrow frog and the Ecuadorian poison frog.

1. Dendrobates – They are known as the poison dart frogs. They feed on ants and termites. They are used by native Colombians to poison blowgun darts for hunting birds and mammals including fellow humans. They are beautifully colored but dangerous. The most dangerous species is the Golden Poison Dart Frog which has patches of various colors including red, green and yellow.

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  1. LoveDoctor Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    These amphibians look very scary especially the South American red belly toad. I don’t want to come close to any one of these. Another one of your amazing and well-presented articles. keep up the good work.
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  2. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Pretty but dangerous.


  3. leo604 Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    it look pretty dangerious


  4. Michal Dorcak Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Good article. Now I know I should not touch any colorful cute little frogs.


  5. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    You wouldn’t think that such attractive creatures could be so deadly. A really interesting post, Jimmy.

    Christine


  6. bigpapadan Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Love it. I will think twice about handling frogs for a while though.


  7. webseowriters Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    dangerous but cute


  8. Mark Gordon Brown Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I love these guys they usually lose their toxicity in captivity.


  9. LCM Linda Says...

    On December 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    They look beautiful. Glad to see them in photos only. :D


  10. Raj the Tora Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 12:42 am

    wow beautiful deadly creatures. How about Cane Toad?


  11. Sharif Ishnin Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Colorful but deadly.I’m glad I’m not a frog eater.


  12. Likha Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 3:22 am

    This is kinda weird but I like looking at them. I wouldn’t think they’re dangerous until this information.


  13. A9YnD1LV3R Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Wow, very interisting..
    I like dangerous animal. Hehe


  14. SowmyaT Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for sharing.


  15. khalida Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 4:15 am

    they look disgusting too!! yuck!!


  16. lillyrose Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    They are very creepy little things, I guess the bright colours heed a warning. We don’t have dangerous ones here but my old dog used to catch them and if he got them in his mouth, his mouth would salivate and foam.


  17. A9YnD1LV3R Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I like dangerous animals, because of its uniqueness. but, if asked to see first hand, I am the first person who will run away ..

    hahahaha :D


  18. albert1jemi Says...

    On December 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    nice share


  19. gaby7 Says...

    On December 30, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Thank God none of these are indigenous to Uganda-I lived knowing snakes were the only poisonous reptiles around! Great article!


  20. Starpisces Says...

    On December 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    look dangerous, never see them in these colours, scary.
    Well presented.


  21. yes me Says...

    On December 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    A good share once more Leo cheers


  22. drelayaraja Says...

    On December 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Wonderful share jimmy…


  23. suhail Says...

    On January 2, 2011 at 7:41 am

    golden one looks cute to me


  24. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On January 4, 2011 at 2:00 am

    They look very scary.


  25. SOCCER FREAK 13 Says...

    On January 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    HOW COME EVERYONE I KNOW THINKS THAT REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS ARE SO SCARY WHEN THEIR JUST AS SCARED OF US AS THE WE ARE OF THEM!!!


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