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: Animal Not Currently At Zoo



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


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

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Primary Threats


Vietnamese Mossy Frog eggs hatch in 7 to 14 days.


Clutch: 10 eggs laid in gelatinous masses incubated above water in highly aerated waters. Sometimes as low as 4 eggs or high as 25 are also possible.


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


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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