Hi everyone! I’m yellowfuzzyduck over at Turtledesk, and I’m overjoyed to do a guest post for Rubberfroggies! Thank you greenfuzzyfrog for this amazing opportunity!
There are so many different types of frogs out there, and they are all awesome in their own ways. Today I’d like to share a little bit about my three all-time favorite frogs—the tomato frog, Wallace’s flying frog, and the waxy monkey tree frog.
You could say that the tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilii) resembles a tomato. It’s bright orange, and it uses its color to ward off predators. Its belly is yellow, and some tomato frogs have black spots on their throats. Although male tomato frogs grow up to 2-3 inches in length, female frogs can grow up to 4 inches long! (Quite big for a frog, eh?) The tomato frog is on the endangered species list, so we must try to protect it as much as we can.
Wallace’s Flying Frog
Out of the many different species of flying frog, I chose to write about Wallace’s flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). It was discovered by Alfred Russel Wallace and is also known as the Abah River flying frog. Its back is bright green and its belly is a pale yellow. It grows up to 3-4 inches in length, and the skin between the frog’s limbs helps it “fly” by letting it parachute to the ground. How cool is that!?
Waxy Monkey Tree Frog
The waxy monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) might be my favorite out of all three. I love this frog because its expression is always so serious. It is a green leaf frog and is commonly found in Central and South America. Like tomato frogs, females are larger than males, and the frogs can grow up to 2-3 inches. Instead of hopping around, these frogs tend to walk—which is why they are called “monkey” frogs.
Whew! Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks again, greenfuzzyfrog! And remember, frogs forever!
Photo credit: miniformat65 on Pixabay.