AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY #76

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!

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MEET THE MOUNTAIN MARSUPIAL FROG!

mountain marsupial frog   Range/Habitat: North-West South America/ rainforest

   Diet: Carnivore: insects

   Length: 1 ½-2 ¼”

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          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!

 

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