Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Frogs and Toads

Some people are scared of Spiders, some are scared of dogs and cats, and I even knew someone who was petrified by caterpillars! But I hate frogs. There is a long-winded story why but let’s just say I hate them with very good reason. But I think it is time to face my fears and find out a little more about these amazing creatures, and discover just what is…

 


Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Frogs and Toads


 

Theloderma corticale
Theloderma corticale

10 – The Vietnamese Mossy Frog
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The common name of the mossy frog arises from the fact that its skin is a mottled green and brown that resembles moss growing on a rock and forms an effective form of camouflage. As with most Tree Frogs, the females will grow larger than the males but unlike every other frog this species will curl into a ball when frightened, and play dead!

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni

9 – The Fleischmann’s Glass Frog
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Glass frogs have similarities to tree frogs to the naked eye. During the day, these frogs camouflage themselves under leaves but above water and have a green semi-translucent color with yellow translucent hands.

Ceratophrys ornata
Ceratophrys ornata

8 – The Argentine Horned Frog
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The Argentine Horned Frog (also known as the wide-mouthed Frog or Pacman frog) is the most common species of Horned Frog. A voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, and rodents, lizards and other frogs, even if it suffocates its self in the process!

Dendrobatidae
Dendrobatidae

7 – The Poison Dart Frog
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The poison arrow frog is one of the most well-known of the frog species. They often have very brightly coloured bodies to indicate their toxic secretions which are so strong they can kill a monkey when applied to a blow dart in less than a 40 seconds.

Atelopus
Atelopus

6 – The Harlequin Toad
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Commonly known as Harlequin toads it is a rather large genus of true toads from Central and South America, ranging as far north as Costa Rica and as far south as Bolivia.Generally brightly coloured and diurnal. Sadly they are also one of the most endangered species or toad in the World.

Dendropsophus sarayacuensis
Dendropsophus sarayacuensis

5 – The Clown Tree Frog
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Dendropsophus sarayacuensis is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

Bufo periglenes
Bufo periglenes

4 – The Golden Toad
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Adult males measured just barely 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long and unlike most toads their skin is shiny and bright. The female toads are slightly larger than the males and looked very different. Instead of being bright orange, females are coloured dark olive to black with scarlet spots encircled by yellow!

Pyxicephalus adspersus
Pyxicephalus adspersus

3 – The African bullfrog
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This is officially the largest species of frog known to us, with males weighing upwards of 1.4 kg (3.1 lb), though can easily exceed 2 kg (4.4 lb) while females are half the size, making it unique among frogs as in most amphibian females are usually larger than males. Males can reach 10 inches while females only reach about 6!

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus
Hoplobatrachus tigerinus

2 – The Indian Bullfrog
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During mating season, the colours of the male is a bright yellow skin and two very bright blue vocal sacs. They also have very strong teeth in two oblique series commencing from the inner anterior angle of the choanae; lower jaw with two not very prominent bony processes in fronton!

Trachycephalus resinifictrix
Trachycephalus resinifictrix

1 – The Amazon Blue Milk Frog
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The Mission golden-eyed tree frog (or Amazon milk frog) is a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. It is sometimes referred to as the blue milk frog and was first discovered along the Maracanã River in Brazil.

93 thoughts on “Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Frogs and Toads”

  1. Just a side note: golden toad (B.periglenes) is extinct. Discovered in 1966, the last sighting was in 1989. This incredible amphibian was wiped out, from the middle of a national park (Monteverde in Costa Rica) and is probably one of the most recognisable “poster childs” for the amphibian global extinction crisis. A third of all known amphibian species are threatened not only by habitat loss, but by climate change (and the warming of mountain forests), pollution, and devastating diseases spread by human activity.

    This animals are beautiful, and I wish this “top 10” took some time to help raise awareness for the conservation crisis that’s currently going on…

  2. A few of your frog pictures were outstanding and with a perfectly focused lens on foreground and background. Can’t wait for you to do another list on other wildlife!!!!!!

  3. Oh no, why do you hate them? Every summer we have loads in our pond, and I’ve handled so many of them when they’ve been away from the pond and in the danger zone of the lawnmower!

  4. I think I would croak worse than a frog if one jumped on my face. Beauty of a frog though in the multi bright colors of oranges and yellows…………still, they are reptilian looking and they scare the bajeebers outta me………..

  5. Great collection of photos! I think frogs are cute little chaps, but my gran would have been with you. A toad jumped on to her foot once, and she never got over it!

  6. Reblogged this on Tintobear and commented:
    I follow a handful of blogs, and this is definitely one of my favourites! Having blown a job interview yesterday, I was in definite need of some cheering up, and this post did the trick! These frogs and toads range from so cute, to so sad and unfortunate-looking they’re adorable, to downright spectacular!

  7. This has completely cheered me up – thank you! I was still semi-moping after a rubbish interview yesterday. Nature is amazing – those colours are spectacular. That milk frog is just adorable. I’m gonna re-share this. xx

  8. These are both beautiful and freaky at the same time. I like them, but then I find them icky. Cool post, snakes are my main fear, in the animal kingdom that is.

  9. I had no idea these frogs existed. Except, as you say, the most well-known poison dart frog. I like the little harlequin guy. I’d like to see him under a black light!

  10. The last froggy is laughing at your dislike of all things frog…I must re-post this on my nephew Andrew’s FB page. My favorite memory of him, as a little boy, was befriending a little frog through a window pane, when he (Andrew) was to be napping…

  11. If you don’t like frogs, you might want to stay clear of Haiti. They have “sticky frogs”, which unfortunately like to hang out in the toilet at night…. It can be a rude awakening to have one jump on you during the night!
    I enjoyed this list though, God has made some beautiful creatures!

  12. I don’t like frogs or toads and hate creepy crawlies… I would definitely starve and be scared ****** in the jungle. I can remember my mum having a coal fire.. and I lit it one morning after getting a bucket of coal from out of the bunker in the garden and when I threw the coal on.. this black sooty looking frog hopped across the lounge floor.. That was it .. coat on, note left for mother and off to work… leaving frog to run amok. 😀

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