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Annam Horned Toad (Brachytarsophrys intermedia)

Annam Horned Toad (Brachytarsophrys intermedia)
photo by В естественной среде

Common Name: Annam Horned Toad, Annam Short-legged Toad, and Annam Spadefoot Toad
Scientific Name: Brachytarsophrys intermedia
Family: Megophryidae – Leaf Litter Frogs
Locations: Laos, Vietnam, and probably Cambodia
Size: 4.6 – 5.5 inches (11.8 – 13.9 cm)

The Annam Horned Toad lives in evergreen forests near stream side boulders. The toad was previous a member of the genus Megophrys.

In Laos, breeding has been observed in July in streams. The males call out from half way submerged rocks. After breeding, the male protect the clutches of eggs.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List categorizes the Annam Horned Toad as Least Concern for Extinction. The species has a wide range however, their range is threatened with the rapid increase in agricultural development in the area.

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