5 Interesting Facts About Bob’s Robber Frogs

Bob's Robber Frog

Here is a Bob’s robber frog sitting in a forest in Panama

Today I want to write about a frog with a very funny name, Bob’s robber frog.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. The males of this species grow to about 5 cm long and the females grow to almost 8 cm long.  The males call loudly for females, especially after rain.
  2. I don’t know why they are called robber frogs and I don’t know who Bob is.
  3. They are semi-aquatic, meaning that they are equally at home on land or in the water.
  4. Babies don’t hatch as tadpoles, but as fully formed little frogs.
  5. Bob’s robber frogs are found in fast moving streams in the forests of western and central Panama.  They are endangered due to a really bad fungus that has killed most of them in the wild.  Thankfully, there are a few captive breeding programs keeping these special frogs alive for the future.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Bob’s robber frogs?

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