Want to know more about the world’s most beautiful frogs? Here are 15 cool frogs and information about where you can see them in the world:
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Blue Poison Dart Frog
The blue poison dart frog has a beautiful azure blue color with black spots on its back and sides. The bright color of the frog warns potential predators that it’s poisonous.
It’s not dangerous towards humans, unless you lick it or eat it. It has gotten its name from the skin toxins the natives used on the tips of arrows and darts.
They are found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savanna, which is located in southern Suriname and northern Brazil.
Desert Rain Frog
The desert rain frog is found in Namibia and South Africa. They inhabits the sandy shores between the sea and the sand dunes.
They are small frogs with round bodies, short limbs, and big eyes. They can grow up to 6 cm (2.4 in) in body length.
One of the most interesting things about this frog is that it has a unusual high-pitched sound, similar to a squeaky toy.
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Among all cool frogs in the world, this is probably the most famous. The red-eyed tree frog is a symbol of the rainforests and is found in Mexico, through Central America to Colombia.
They have green bodies with yellow and blue markings on the sides. As the name implies, their eyes are red with vertically narrowed pupils. Red-eyed tree frogs have sticky pads on their toes, which makes it easy for them to cling onto leaves.
Purple Harlequin Toad
The Purple Harlequin Toad is endemic to the uplands of central French Guiana.
An adult purple harlequin toad can grow up to 8.8 cm (3.5 in) in length from head to tail, and is characterized by its black body with purple markings.
This is no doubt one of the coolest frogs in the world. The glass frog is known for its transparent belly where you can see the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract through its skin – hence the name ”glass frog”.
They can grow up o 7.5 cm (3 in) in body length and are most commonly seen from southern Mexico to Panama, in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins, southeastern Brazil, northern Argentina, the Guiana Shield region, and through the Andes from Venezuela and the island of Tobago to Bolivia,
Argentine horned frog
The Argentine horned frog, also known as the pacman frog, is a species endemic to South America. It’s the most common species of horned frogs and are found in grasslands of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
The females can grow up to 16.5 cm (6.5 in) in body length, while the males are slightly smaller and reach a body length of around 11.5 cm (4.5 in). They’re recognized by their coloration of bright green color with red markings, as well as their big mouths.
Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog
Another poison dart frog that takes a spot on the list of cool frogs is the yellow-banded poison dart frog. It’s also known as the bumblebee poison frog because of its black and yellow color.
They are found in northern South America, most commonly in Venezuela, but also in Brazil, the easternmost part of Colombia, and parts of Guyana.
Malayan Horned Frog
This frog is found in the rainforests areas of southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. They can grow up to 12 cm (4.7 in) in length and are characterized by their light to dark brown color and upper eyelids that looks like horns.
The color, pattern and shape of their bodies makes them look like leaves from above, which works as a great camouflage.
Wallace’s Flying Frog
This unique frog can glide in the air thanks to the webbing between their long toes and flaps of skin on their forelimbs. When feeling threatened, they can glide in the air for up to 15 m (50 ft).
In addition to their small parachute-like feet they are also recognized by their bright green color with a yellow underside and and toes.
Wallace’s flying frogs can grow up to 10 cm (3.9 in) in length and are most commonly found in the Malay Peninsula to western Indonesia, as well in Borneo and Sumatra.
Brazilian Horned Frog
The Brazilian horned frog is endemic to Brazil and are found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, freshwater marshes, and ponds.
This frog is characterized by its beautiful colors and patterns, as well as the eyelids that looks like horns above its eyes.
This cool frog looks very much like a big ripe tomato – which has given it its common name ”tomato frog”. They are endemic to Madagascar where they live for 6-8 years in he wild.
When feeling threatened, the tomato frog puffs up its body. When a predator grabs it in its mouth, the tomato frog secretes a thick substance that numbs up the predators eyes and mouth. The substance contains a toxin that can also cause allergic reactions in humans, but it’s not letal.
Females are usually larger than males and can grow up to 10 cm (4 in) in length.
This is a large species of frog found in mainland Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Nepal. They are usually seen in freshwater wetlands and aquatic habitats.
An Indian bullfrog can reach a body length of 17 cm (6.6 in) and are recognized by their yellow color during mating season. The rest of the year they have a dull olive green color.
In addition to the striking yellow color, they are also characterized by their blue vocal sacs on their throats, which they use to attract potential mates.
Amazon Milk Tree Frog
The Amazon milk frog is native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. These cool frogs can grow up to 10.2 cm (4 in) in length and are recognized by their light grey color with brown or black bands.
It has gotten its name from the milky fluid they excrete when feeling stressed.
Monte Iberia Eleuth Frog
One of the coolest frogs in the world is the Monte Iberia eleuth frog, and that’s because of its small size. It’s one of the smallest frogs in the world with a body length of 1 cm (0.4 in).
They are endemic to the rainforest in easternmost Cuba.
Vietnamese Mossy Frog
This beautiful frog looks like a clump of moss thanks to its green color, black spots, and visible tubercules and spines. A female Vietnamese mossy frog can reach a body length of 9 cm (3.5 in), while the male frogs only reach a length of about 6 cm (2.4 in).
They are found in evergreen rainforests and subtropical forests in northern Vietnam and in China. It’s a semi-aquatic frog and is most commonly seen in caves and steep rocky cliffs, but also inside pools in hollows logs.
When feeling threatened, they will curl up into a ball and play dead.
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