Vietnamese mossy frog

There are six or seven frogs in this picture but they have “some of the best camouflage in the animal kingdom,” according to the exhibit’s sign.

As usual with frogs, camouflage serves a dual purpose: to let the frogs hide from their enemies and from their prey.

There’s an extra picture at Biological Ramblings: Herp Education Program as well as a lovely landscaped “Gaia the turtle.”

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto has a Virtual Field Trip to Vietnam to search for these frogs.

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2 Responses to “Vietnamese mossy frog”

  1. Jared Says:

    Ahh, Theloderma corticale; I only see 4, but that may be due to lighting or I’m just not looking closely enough. They still don’t beat my favorite frogs, though; Agalychnis callidryas (Red-eyed Tree Frog) is by far the coolest! I have a picture of myself holding one as well as my girlfriend holding a different one.

  2. monado Says:

    If you click the link below the picture you can get larger versions and other pictures of the same frogs. There are a couple under the plant and 4 or 5 above it. That might help!


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