Today I want to write about a strange looking frog that has a very clever way of looking after its babies, the horned marsupial frog.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These amazing little frogs grow up to 8 cm long.
- Horned marsupial frogs lay the largest eggs of any amphibian and the female carries them around in a pouch on her back where they hatch and go through their tadpole stage, finally appearing as cute little froglets.
- During the breeding season, male horned marsupial frogs make a very strange call to attract females that sounds like a champagne bottle popping.
- They are active at night, coming out to catch insects and small invertebrates.
- Horned marsupial frogs are found high up in the trees of forests in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. They are considered endangered due to habitat loss and disease.
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 horned marsupial frogs?