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Vietnamese mossy frog

Zoo Location: Tropical Forest
Vietnamese mossy frog
Habitat

Flooded caves and rocky banks of mountain streams.

Wild Diet

Large insects such as cockroaches and crickets.

Behaviour

As their name suggests, this frog has colours and markings that make it look like moss. It has a loud call, which can be heard up to 4 metres away, making it difficult to locate them. When disturbed, they will roll into a ball and play dead.

Breeding

Mossy frogs breed in flooded rock cavities. 8 to 10 eggs are laid above the water. After 7 to 10 days the tadpoles hatch and drop into the water below.

Threats

Habitat destruction and pet trade.

Conservation

This species is protected by the Vietnamese government. They have been bred in captivity.

Vietnamese mossy frog

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Theloderma corticale
  • Class: Amphibian
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Rhacophoridae
  • Conservation status: Data Deficient
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