Monday, 27 February 2012


Smoky Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus) From the Amazon Basin in South America, this big frog is 5"-6" long. It spends most of its time in the jungle, away from ponds and streams. To keep her eggs moist, the female oozes a liquid from her body, beats it into a frothy foam with her back feet, and deposits her eggs in the foam. The outside of the foam hardens into a shell that protects the eggs and keeps them moist.

1 comment:

Desire Fourie said...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. If you have a frog in your garden its an indication of a healthy eco system.