Frog of the Week

Morogoro Tree Toad (Nectophrynoides viviparus)



Common Name: Morogoro Tree Toad
Scientific Name: Nectophrynoides viviparus
Family: Bufonidae
Location: Tanzania
Size: 2.4 inches or 6 cm

The Morogoro Tree Toad is one of the only toads or frogs that perform internal fertilization. They are also ovoviviparous so the toads develop in eggs on the inside and hatch as toadlets. They do not need water to breed.

It is threatened by habitat loss for agriculture so its listed as Vulnerable.


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