Vietnamese Mossy Frog

[Theloderma corticale]

The Vietnamese Mossy Frog has bumpy, mottled skin in various shades of green and black. It can grow up to 3.5 inches long. It has large eyes and toes which have adhesive disks. Females are slightly larger than males.

Location: The RainForest Lower

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Range

The Vietnamese Mossy Frogs range is Northern Vietnam, possibly China.


Habitat

Vietnamese Mossy Frogs live in steep, rocky limestone cliffs in evergreen rainforest.


Gestation

Vietnamese Mossy Frog eggs hatch in 7 to 14 days.


Litter

Clutch: 10-40 eggs laid in gelatinous masses incubated above water in highly aerated waters


Behavior

If threatened, Vietnamese Mossy Frogs will curl up into a ball to disguise the fact that it its edible.


Reproduction

Vietnamese Mossy Frog eggs are deposited above the water to protect the eggs from water dwelling predators. When the eggs hatch the tadpoles will drop into the water below.


Wild Diet

Insects, small animals


Zoo Diet

Crickets, wax worms, meal worms



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