Frog of the Week

Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii)

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Common Name: Tomato Frog
Scientific Name: Dyscophus antongilii
Family: Microhylidae
Location: Madagascar
Size: Male 2.3 to 2.5 inches (60-65 mm), Females 3.3 to 4.1 inches (85-105 mm)

Tomato frogs are often found in the pet trade and at zoos. Their red color gave them their name.

Typical breeding season is from February to March following heaving rains for the Tomato Frog. Females lay between 1,000 to 15,000 eggs.

Tomato frogs are listed as a near threatened species because of habitat loss, pollution, and over harvest for the pet trade.

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