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Mossy Frog

Mossy Frog

Amphibians / Theloderma corticale
Length 3"
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

Mossy frogs attach their eggs to a rock or branch over water. When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water where they live for four to eight months before they become frogs. Mossy frogs use their coloration to blend into their surroundings. The colour and texture of their skin look like a bunch of moss. This is a semi-aquatic species spending much of the time hiding in the water under rocks and floating plants. It will also attach itself to the crevice on a rock, just above the water appearing to be moss. They will play dead if they are disturbed.

Northern Vietnam, China
Karst (mountainous areas characterized by limestone outcroppings)
Mossy Frog
Mossy Frog
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