AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 76
It’s Amphibian Tuesday and we’re going to South America to meet one cool frog! Get your backpack and rainforest adventure gear and let’s go find today’s animal!
MEET THE MOUNTAIN MARSUPIAL FROG!
Diet: Carnivore: insects
Length: 1 ½-2 ¼”
Conservation Status: common
- Mountain Marsupial Frogs have broad heads.
- They are nocturnal.
- Mountain marsupial frogs have long toes.
- Female mountain marsupial frogs have a pouch on their back where they incubate their eggs.
- Mountain marsupial frogs eggs are connected to the female’s blood system, when the eggs hatch they put the tadpoles in a pool of water.
These cool frogs have such a neat way of incubating their young. That must be why they are called the marsupial frog! We think the kangaroo frog would have been a good name too!