This specimen is a cape rain frog [also known as the giant rain frog, Breviceps gibbosus] the largest and most abundant of the Breviceps genus. These frogs are endemic to South Africa, and spend most of their lives burrowed underground. They feed on small invertebrates, primarily termites and ants. Images by S. Jackland.
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Paedophryne verrucosa by Fred Kraus
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Bokermannohyla ahenea by Diogo B. Provete
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This pretty little lady is a Sonoran green toad [Anaxyrus retiformis], a species native to the Sonoran Desert, between Arizona and Mexico. These toads are most often seen on humid nights, especially following seasonal summer rain. Image by Bill Hughes.
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Pristimantis altamnis by Andreas Kay
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Here we see two Sonoran green toads [Anaxyrus retiformis] calling for mates in Maricopa County, Arizona. These teeny toads can be found from south-central Arizona to central Sonora in Mexico. They typically inhabit dry valleys and grasslands, and breed following the summer monsoon rains in July and August. Images by McCall Wildlife Photography.
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Toads certainly love wedging themselves in cracks. Here we see an Asian common toad [Duttaphrynus melanostictus] that has done just that. This species is widely distributed throughout South and Southeast Asia, and can reach an impressive 8 inches in length. Though they hide during the day, Asian common toads are often found under streetlamps at night, feeding on insects attracted to the artificial light.
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Enclosure for a juvenile black roughneck monitor by @katscales86 on twitter
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This cape rain frog [Breviceps gibbosus] could have easily been mistaken for a soggy pine cone, but keen-eyed iNaturalist user S. Jackland was able to find them for a few pictures. Endemic to South Africa, these frogs inhabit shrubland, woodland, and rural gardens. In the breeding season males call from their burrows to alert females to their presence. The pair then digs a burrow together, where approximately 22 eggs are laid.
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Otophryne pyburni by Quentin Uriot
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Behold the yellow butt cheeks of Rhinella ornata [synonymous with Chaunus ornatus], a member of the beaked toad genus Rhinella. These toads can be found in Brazil and possibly Argentina, and often inhabit lowland forests near water sources. The yellow markings are possibly used to warn or confuse predators. Images by Diogo B. Provete.
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E-mail was looking fat so I picked him up to examine him.... turns out he was just full of water so he peed all over me :(
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Leptodactylus wagneri by Christian Saavedra
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Minervarya agricola by Gihan Jayaweera
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This striking specimen is Hemiphractus fasciatus, also known as the banded horned treefrog. These frogs can be found in northwestern Ecuador and possibly parts of Colombia. They’re a nocturnal species that breeds year-round. They possess a defensive posture in the form of opening their mouths to reveal bright yellow gums. They’re also said to bite readily when provoked. Images by Brad Wilson.
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Physalaemus albifrons by Frederico Acaz Sonntag
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Chaperina fusca by Jono Dashper
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