FRACTS #11 – Unique frogs around the world!

Did you know that there are many unique frogs around the world? Let’s take a look at some of them.

The first unique frog is the Goliath Frog. It is known as the largest frog in the world, with the biggest specimen being up to 32cm from snout to vent and weighing up to 3.25kg! Long time ago this frogs were thriving in middle African countries, but over the years of being hunted for food or to be sold to zoos or animal dealers they have been classified to being endangered species.
(Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_frog)

Goliath Frog
(Picture from Google Images)

The second unique frog is the Paedophryne amanuensis, it’s known to be both the smallest frog and vertebrate in the world. They can be as small as 7.7mm in length! These frogs are also difficult to find as they are not just small, they are also camouflaged on the leave piles on the ground and their calls are almost similar to insects as well. They were only found after scientists decided to grab a handful of leave litter and place it in a clear plastic bag. After awhile they noticed tiny frogs leaping about, thus making the discovery. They may be the tiniest frogs in the world but they are still able to jump very high, up to 30 times their own length!
(Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paedophryne_amauensis)

Paedophryne amauensis
(Picture from Google Images)

The third unique frog is the Coqui frog. Now this frogs are rather small, reaching only up to 88mm in length. But what makes them unique is the volume of their calls. Just standing 3 feet away from a Coqui and it’s call can be as loud as 100 decibels, that is as loud as a jackhammer or chainsaw! Also their calls can mean two things, the “Co” part of their call means a warning for males that may try to invade their territory and the “Qui” part is for attracting females for mating purposes. Now that’s multitasking!
(Citation: http://www.wild-facts.com/2012/wild-fact-252-the-loudest-frog-in-the-world-coqui/)

Coqui
(Picture from Google Images)

Stay tuned for more fun facts on unique frogs!

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