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Asian Foam Nesting Tree Frog


Asian Foam Nesting Tree Frog
Habitat

Whilst the Asian foam nesting frog’s natural habitat is forest and rainforest, they have adapted to inhabit some urban areas.

Wild Diet

Insects

Behaviour

As their name suggests, and unlike most frogs, this species lays its eggs in foam nests. The foam is secreted by the female and is then whipped into a mass by both the male and the female. This is where the eggs will then develop into tadpoles.

Breeding

Eggs are laid into foam nests and soon hatch into tadpoles inside. By this time, the nest's bottom has become soft, often dissolving in a rain storm, and the tadpoles drop out of the bottom to the water below.

Conservation

Asian foam nesting tree frogs are currently listed as being of ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Polypedates leucomystax
  • Class: Amphibians
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Polypedates
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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