|Posted by Dart Frog on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM|
Dendrobates tinctorius Giant Orange
Found in eastern French Guiana between the towns of Regina and Saul. They are large and have large amounts of yellow coloration with blue reticulations under the chin, in their cloaca area but not on the hind legs. Some specimens have an orange crest, hence their name. This is a different population than the "Regina" tinctorius.
The Giant Orange tinctorius tend to have more yellow coloration, especially on their sides and back. In addition, they have a similar distribution of blue color under the chin and in the cloacal area, but have a lighter shade of blue and more fine blue webbing pattern instead of the larger blue reticulations seen in the Regina morph. Be aware in Europe many breeders call Regina and Giant Orange one frog. In the USA, there has been confusion over discriminating the two. Many breeders call their Giant Orange tinctorius-Regina