Phyllobates terribilis, the Golden Poison Frog
Phyllobates terribilis, the Golden Poison Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia. This amphibian of the family Dendrobatidae is currently considered the most poisonous vertebrate worldwide. The optimal habitat of P. terribilis is the rainforest with high rain rates (5 m or more), altitude between 100–200 m, temperature of at least 26 °C, and relative humidity of 80–90%. In the wild, P. terribilis is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however, captive terribilis can live in much larger groups than that. Terribilis are often considered innocuous due to their small size and bright colours; however wild specimens are lethally toxic. This poison dart frog is confirmed to have killed humans who touched the wild frog directly.