8 Unique Frogs of The World

Friday, 15 June 2012

1. Mossy Frog

Theloderma corticale, or the Mossy Frog from Vietnam, is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. This frog is found in Vietnam or maybe in China. It lives in a natural subtropical or humid lowland forest, fresh water, and rocky areas. Common name of the mossy frog derived the fact that the skin is mottled green and black that resemble moss growing on rocks, and effective form of camouflage.

2. Transparent Frog


Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum, also called as glass or crystal frog because you can see through the transparent flesh. This species is not new, but they certainly are threatened with extinction, so the findings are encouraging for the environment.

 3. The Purple Frog

The purple frog is a frog from India. It lives in the soil pits. It eats insects that exist under the soil.  Its breeding season usually occurs during the rainy season.

4. The Golden Toad

In the 1980's golden frog population began to decline. This is due to a combination of chytrid fungus and dry weather conditions. To distinguish between male and female can be seen from the physical differences that female frogs bigger than male frogs. The male toad color is golden brown all over his body like an orange and the female frogs is colorful.

5. The Poisonous Frog 

The blue sapphire poisonous frogs, is a common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native frogs of Central and South America. Unlike most frogs, species that are active during the day, and often exhibit brightly colored body. Although all dendrobatids somewhat toxic in the wild, the level of toxicity varies from one species to another species, and from one population to another. Many species are critical and endangered species. These Amphibians are often called "dart frogs" by a native Indian from the use of their toxic secretions to poison the tip of his arrow.

6. The Turtle Frog

Turtle frog is a frog from Western Australia, and the only species in the genus Myobatrachus. It has small head, and short limbs, but a round body. Its length is 45 millimeters (1.8 in).
This Frog turtle was found between Geraldton and Fitzgerald rivers in the region of Perth, Western Australia. This area is a semiarid region, so the frogs have adapted to the conditions of this area. They have developed a short-leg muscles to help them dig up the sand, but unlike many other frogs they dug forward, like the tortoise, not backward.

7. The Gastric Frog

This frog is a gastric frog from Australia. Its scientific name is Rheobatrachus vitellinus. It is really unique because female frogs will swallow the fertilized egg into her stomach and then raise the child in his mouth. This frog bear her child from her mouth as if she gave birth from her mouth. The last appearance of this frog is in 1985. Supposedly extinct due to Chytrid fungus attacks.

8. Atelopus Frog

Atelopus frog is known by many names such as the clown frog or a Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad. This frog, is kind of neo-tropical frogs that used to live quite widely spread throughout Costa Rica and Panama. The species is critically endangered and is now only a few mainly remaining found in Panama.

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