5 Interesting Facts About Paradoxical Frogs

Paradoxical Frog

This is a paradoxical frog looking for some food

Today I am writing about one of the strangest species of frog in the world, the paradoxical frog.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little frogs only grow to about 6 cm long.
  2. They get their name because their tadpoles are four times the size of the adults.  The tadpoles grow up to 25 cm long and shrink when they turn into frogs.  Even their internal organs get smaller and they are the only species know to do this.  The eggs are a normal size for frogs, but the tadpoles grow quickly after hatching.
  3. Paradoxical frogs like to hide at the bottom of the water and use their webbed feet to muddy the water so that they can hide when they are threatened.
  4. They mainly eat insects, larvae, water invertebrates and small frogs.
  5. Paradoxical frogs are commonly found in ponds and marshes throughout South America and Trinidad.

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 paradoxical frogs?

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