today’s funky frog of the day is: platymantis polillensis! commonly known as the polillo forest frog, they are endemic to the philippines, where they are found on polillo island and in the aurora province. their natural habitats include dry forest, moist lowland forest, and and moist montane forest. unfortunately, they are threatened by habitat loss. they are usually small and white or cream in color, and they were first described in 1922. they most likely feed on a variety of insects, and their lifespan is unknown.
today’s funky frog of the day is: kaloula kokacii! commonly known as the bicol narrowmouth toad or catanduanes narrow-mouthed frog, they are endemic to the philippines, where they are found in the bicol peninsula and catanduanes island. their natural habitats include subtropical moist lowland forests, subtropical moist montane forests, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. unfortunately, they are threatened by habitat loss. the diets of most narrowmouth toads consist of insects available in their areas, and they have an average lifespan of 6 years.
today’s funky frog of the day is: kaloula mediolineata! commonly known as the siam narrowmouth toad or median-striped bullfrog, they are found in thailand, laos, and southwestern vietnam. they are known mostly from areas originally covered with deciduous dipterocarp forest, and they breed in seasonal pools. unfortunately, these round frogs are threatened by habitat loss as well as human consumption. they feed on a range of live insects, primarily crickets, and they live for 10 years on average.
today’s funky frog of the day is: calluella capsa! although there are currently no widespread common names, some herpetologists have suggested the bornean chili frog or chili pepper frog. they are mid-sized frogs, around 1.4 inches in length, and they have rounded bodies, short snouts, small eyes, and wide heads. only 2 specimens of this frog have ever been found, both adult males. they are red with darker patches and spots. nothing else is known of these extremely rare frogs.
today’s funky frog of the day is: glyphoglossus molossus! commonly known as the blunt-headed burrowing frog or balloon frog, they are found in cambodia, laos, myanmar, thailand, and vietnam. their natural habits include dry forests, lowland forests, moist savanna, freshwater marshes, rural gardens, and temporary ponds. they spend most of their time burrowing underground and only emerge in the rainy season or for breeding. females lay 200 to 300 eggs at a time in short-lived water sources such as ponds and ditches. unfortunately, they are threatened by both habitat loss and collection for food. diet and lifespan are unknown.
today’s funky frog of the day is: scaphiopus hurterii! commonly known as hurter’s spadefoot toad or simply hurter’s spadefoot, they are found in the central united states and mexico. they used to be considered a subspecies of the eastern spadefoot toad, and they were named after swiss-american naturalist julius hurter. they occur in areas of sandy, gravelly, or soft light soils in wooded or unwooded terrain. they have also been recorded in open woodland, savanna, and mesquite scrub. during periods of inactivity, they burrow underground, and breeding takes place in temporary pools. they feed on a variety of invertebrates, including crickets, caterpillars, moths, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, earthworms, and snails. they can live up to 12 years at most.
today’s funky frog of the day is: lithobates sevosus! commonly known as the mississippi gopher frog, dark gopher frog, or dusky gopher frog, they are endemic to the southern united states. their natural habitats are temperate coastal forests and intermittent freshwater marshes, but they are currently critically endangered. on average, they are 3 inches long, and they can be a dark brown or black color. they are also covered in warts. their diet consists of smaller frogs and toads, insects, spiders, and earthworms. during breeding season, females typically lay around 2,000 eggs, and the tadpoles are 1 inch long. after 180 days, metamorphosis will be complete, and males will reach maturity in 6 months, while females could take up to 3 years. they can live anywhere from 6 to 10 years.
today’s funky frog of the day is: agalychnis annae! commonly known as the blue-sided leaf frog or orange-eyed leaf frog, they are native to costa rica and panama, where they mainly inhabit tropical rainforests. unfortunately, they are threatened by habitat loss and fungal disease. they are moderately large frogs, growing up to 3 inches at most, and they are green, blue, and orange in color. certain frogs will turn a reddish-brown color at night. they are nocturnal and may be spotted in vacant lots and gardens in metropolitan areas. breeding takes place from may to november, when males will call with a “wor-or-orp” sound from ponds. dietary habits are unknown, and they are expected to live somewhere around 5 years.
today’s funky frog of the day is: lithobates chiricahuensis! commonly known as the chiricahua leopard frog, they are native to mexico and the united states. they inhabit a wide variety of places, including forests, rivers, swamps, lakes, marshes, springs, and ponds. unfortunately, they are threatened by habitat loss as well as a chytrid fungus that has eleminated 80% of their natural habitat. however, efforts are being made to save these frogs. they are large and stocky, and they range from dark green to brown in color. they typically breed and call near water, and eggs are laid in submerged vegetation. they are expected to live 6 years at most, and they have been seen to eat small insects such as crickets.
today’s funky frog of the day is: agalychnis lemur! commonly known as the lemur leaf frog or simply the lemur frog, they are found in costa rica, panama, and colombia. they inhabit tropical rainforests, and they only reside in three known locations. during the day, they are a vibrant green color, but at night, they turn brown, enhancing their ability to camouflage and hunt. they are small frogs, only growing to around 1.7 inches at most, and the females are generally larger than the males. they are mainly nocturnal, resting on the underside of leaves in the daytime. breeding takes place continually during the rainy seasons, and the males call with a series of clicks. although specific dietary habits have not been reported, it is known that they feed on a wide variety of insects, and they have a life expectancy between 5 and 10 years.
thx for posting mexico frog my bf is from mexico and i like to send him the frogs to see if hes seen them before :-)
of course!! that’s pretty cute, mexico has some interesting frogs for sure :}
today’s funky frog of the day is: hypopachus ustus! commonly known as the two-spaded narrow-mouthed toad, they are found in el salvador, guatemala, and mexico. their natural habitats include tropical dry and moist lowland forests. they range from purpleish brown to grayish tan in color, and they are usually found dwelling in grassy or thorny parts of forests. breeding takes place in both temporary and permanent ponds. they are a widespread species that are able to adapt well to many habitats, so they are locally abundant and not considered threatened. they feed on small insects and have an estimated lifespan of 7 years.
Frogs that seem like they have super powers?
maybe it’s the red and blue color scheme, but i immediately thought of strawberry poison frogs and red-backed poison frogs!
Have you done lemur leaf/tree frogs?? They’re such funky itty bitty fellas!
i haven’t!! they sound cool though, i’ll post one tomorrow! :}
hypopachus ustus frog lives mexico, el salvador, and guatemala
sure thing, i’ll post one later today!
post mexico frog
Your quiz was fun and made me happy! - a burrowing frog
sorry for replying late but i’m glad!!!! :}
today’s funky frog of the day is: ranoidea cultripes! commonly known as the knife-footed frog, they are endemic to australia. their natural habitats include subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent rivers, and intermittent freshwater marshes. they grow to be around 1.6 inches, and they are gray-brown to olive-brown in color. they burrow underground most of the year, but they can be found when they emerge in temporary waterways after it rains. breeding takes place in january, when males will gather in flooded grasslands and call with a short, harsh note. lifespan and diet are unknown.
today’s funky frog of the day is: cyclorana maini! commonly known as the main’s frog, they are endemic to western and central australia. although they are usually found in temporary pools, claypans, and other short bodies of water, they also inhabit grassland, intermittent rivers, swamps, and marshland. they have adapted to desert conditions by absorbing water into their bodies, burrowing deep underground, and encasing themselves in cocooons. they vary in color from gray-brown to olive-brown, and they have dull green on their backs with darker patches. the breeding call of the males frogs sounds like a bleating sheep. the mating season and the lifecycle from egg to tadpole are both very short, and lifespan and diet are unknown.
today’s funky frog of the day is: neobatrachus pictus! commonly known as the painted burrowing frog, they are native to western victoria, eastern south australia, and southern new south wales. they are one of the six species of frog that inhabit kangaroo island. they are rotund, medium-size frogs that reach around 2 inches, and they have gray or yellow skin with brown, olive, or green patches. they are usually found dwelling in waterholes, dams, or pools in woody and grassy areas. after heavy rain, males will make trilling sounds while floating in the water, but they spend most of their time underground. when threatened, they will sometimes inflate their bodies to appear larger and more threatening. their diet most likely consists of a variety of small invertebrates, and their lifespan is unknown.