The Pool Frog is found barely in the southern part of the country. Its green color separates it from the other frogs in the country, making it easier to identify.
The European Common Frog and the Moor Frog look just alike. The Common Frog has a more blunt head than the Moor Frog. The Moor Frog can also have more of a striped pattern. Neither characteristics are that great at identifying them sadly. The Common Frog is actually found more throughout the country while the Moor Frog is found in the southern part of the country.
Common Name: Amazon Milk Frog, Mission Golden-eyed Tree Frog, Boatman Frog, Blue Milk Frog, and Wife Toad Scientific Name:Trachycephalus resinifictrix Family:Hylidae – Tree Frog Family Location: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela Size: 3-5 inches (7.6 – 12.7 cm) with females being slightly larger than males
The fairy large tree frog species, the Amazon Milk Frog, lives in the canopy of tropical rain forests of South America. Like most tree frog species, they are arboreal (lives in the trees) and nocturnal (active at night). The Amazon Milk Frog is named the “Milk” frogs because they will release a milky secretion that they produce, when threatened by a predator to scare them off.
You can find them commonly in the pet trade now because of their beauty even if they are inactive during most of the day. They are an easier of species of frogs to take care of. Make sure to read my article about preparing for a pet frog or toad before buying an Amazon Milk Frog.
They will start breeding during the rainy season, between November and May. The males call from water filled tree holes. Once a female arrives, the male grasps her from behind in amplexus. Then, she lays her eggs in the hole and the male fertilizes them. The female lays around 2500 in a clutch. Then, the eggs hatch into tadpoles the very next day. The tadpoles stay in the tree and eat vegetation or other eggs that haven’t hatched yet until they complete their metamorphism.
Common Name: Blyth’s River Frog, Giant Asian River Frog, or Blyth’s Wart Frog Scientific Name:Limnonectes blythii Family:Dicroglossidae Location: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam Size: females can reach 10.2 inches (25.9 cm), while males only reach 4.9 inches (12.4 cm) long
The Blyth’s River Frog is the largest frog in all of Asia. Their large size has its downsides, as people over harvested them for food as they can weigh more than 2 pounds (.9 kg). It is one of the reason why they are listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The frogs also aren’t doing too hot due to logging activities in the region.
The courtship behavior of Blyth’s River Frog is different than most frog species. Instead of males calling for the females, the females call. The male frogs completely lack a vocal sac. The male also creates a hollow in the stream for the females to lay their eggs. The males will then guard the eggs against predators that might try to eat them. The frogs are capable of breeding all year long.