There are many different species of frogs out there. Some are a little strange looking, make weird sounds or have amazing characteristics. Below are some examples for you to check out.
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Vietnamese Mossy Frog
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Purple frogs are also known as the pig-nosed frog. They grow to about 3 inches in length. They were discovered in 2003 in the Idukki district of Kerala and are very rare. They are listed as under the endangered species. They have purple colored skin on the top and grayish on the abdomen. They are burrowing frogs. Purple frogs will burrow 4 to 12 feet underground to search for food. Their main diet is the termites, worms and ants. They live underground and come out of their burrow only during the monsoon season to breed.
The harlequin frogs are weird because their tadpoles feed on eggs. The mother comes back to lay unfertilized eggs for them to eat until they are ready to leave the water.
Venezuella Pebble Toad
They have a strange defence mechanism. When in danger, it folds its arms and legs, tucks in the head, tense up the muscles to look like a ball and bounce down the hill to get away. Predators will find it hard to see them because they now look like a dislodged pebble.
The pebble frog also shares a communal nest to lay their eggs.
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Wallace’s Flying Frog
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Water Holding Frog
The water holding frog is really amazing. They are found in the Australia except in the states of Victoria and Tasmania. It will bury itself up to 3 feet underground in the desert and only come up to the surface after a heavy rain to breed. The water holding frog seals itself in a water-tight, mucus cocoon when it is underground. It has a bladder that has the ability to store fresh water.
Watch the video of the water holding frog below.
A team of scientists discovered a frog with a Pinocchio-like nose in the remote Foja Mountains of Indonesia. The nose of the male Pinocchio Nose Frog points upward when it is excited with energetic calls. It deflates and points downward when it is not that excited.
Desert Rain Frog
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