Frog of the Week

Bornean Flat-headed Frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis)

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endangeredCommon Name: Bornean flat-headed frog
Scientific Name: Barbourula kalimantanensis
Family: Bombinatoridae
Location: Borneo
Size: 3 inches or 7.7 cm

What makes these frogs interesting is that they have no lungs. Instead, they breathe through their skin. It is the only known frog species to do this.

 

(image https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13605-worlds-only-lungless-frog-leaves-scientists-gasping/)

 

 

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