The range of the Giant Waxy Tree Frog is South America: the Sipaliwini savannah of southern Surinam near the border with Brazil.
The Giant Waxy Tree Frogs inhabit drier forest islands within the Rain forest near smaller streams.
Giant Waxy Tree Frogs lay eggs which hatch into tadpoles in about 18 days. They change into frogs 10 to 12 weeks later through metamorphosis.
Clutch size: Four to six eggs
These frogs are active during the day, foraging in the leaf litter for their food. They move in short hops and are rarely still for more than a few moments. These frogs are solitary except for fighting and breeding. They are territorial, and will settle territorial disputes by having "wrestling matches".
Mating is done during the rainy season by amplexus in which the male clasps the female while she lays her four to six eggs. He fertilizes these immediately after they are expelled before the jelly that surrounds them swells. All eggs are laid on the ground and are guarded by the parents until they become larvae. The male then attaches the larvae to his back by a mucous secretion and carries them to a small pool of water. Here they develop into tadpoles and eventually into frogs through metamorphosis. (Females have been observed fighting aggressively over males, the winner then begins the courtship.)
Ants, termites and other small Arthropods (spiders, insects)
Fruit flies and crickets