Frog of the Week

Long Nosed Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta)

photo by Olaf Leillinger

Common Name: Long Nosed Horned Frog, Malayan horned frog, and Malayan leaf frog
Scientific Name: Megophrys nasuta
Family: Megophryidae
Location: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand
Size: 4.7 inches or 120 mm

The Long Nosed Horned Frog looks like a leaf because it hangs out in the leaf liter of the rain forests that it lives in. It disguises the frog from predators and from prey. If any prey, anything that it can fit in it’s mouth including other frogs, crosses the frogs path, it rockets out to eat it up.

They can be found in the pet trade but most of them are wild caught. Wild caught frogs are both bad for the environment and bad for the consumer. Wild caught animals are more easily stressed out and are shipped often terribly, so if you get a wild caught frog, it might die sooner.

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