5 Interesting Facts About Horned Marsupial Frogs

Horned Marsupial Frog

This is a mummy horned marsupial frog with two babies

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:

  1. These amazing little frogs grow up to 8 cm long.
  2. 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.
  3. During the breeding season, male horned marsupial frogs make a very strange call to attract females that sounds like a champagne bottle popping.
  4. They are active at night, coming out to catch insects and small invertebrates.
  5. 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?

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