Frog of the Week

Mossy Frog (Theloderma corticale)

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photo by katie chan


Common Name: Mossy Frog
Scientific Name: Theloderma corticale
Family: Rhacophoridae
Location: Vietnam, possibly China and Laos
Size: 3.5 inches

Mossy frogs are found in primary evergreen forests by cliffs and steep cliffs. They breed in rock cavities that have filled with water. They lay their eggs about the water and when the eggs hatch into tadpoles, they drop into the water where they stay for 3 months until they finish their metamorphosis.


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