Frog of the Week

Pumpkin Toadlet (Brachycephalus ephippium)



Common Name: Pumpkin Toadlet or Spix’s Saddleback Toad,
Scientific Name: Brachycephalus ephippium
Family: Brachycephalidae
Location: Brazil
Size: 0.49 inches to .77 inches (12.5mm to 19.7mm)

Interesting fact, Pumpkin Toadlet only have 3 fingers on each hand. After Pumpkin Toadlets breed, the females roll the eggs in the dirt to camouflage them and then leaves them. The eggs develop directly into frogs.

These frogs have also lost the ability to hear their own mating calls but they keep using them.


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