These Magnificent Frogs Are Absolutely Amazing To Look At, But Are They Safe To Touch?
Missy aka Tizzy
Nature and Travel
On 16th July 2018
These tiny frogs are only mostly just two centimeters in size and very hard to find. Even the largest ones that can grow to be just under two inches long live in such secluded areas, deep in dense jungles, that scientists have a hard time studying them. This species was discovered not too long ago, and sadly, they are already an endangered species. They can be found in Ecuador, but their fragile habitat and ecosystem are constantly being disrupted by simple things like dirt roads. Since the government there is planning more invasive work in the area, they might not be around much longer.
The Goliath Frog is the largest frog in the world and can weigh more than seven pounds. This big boy eats a diet of frog tadpoles and prefers to hang out in the rivers and cascades of the rainforest. This species is endangered due to the rainforests being deforested for timber. While this species is not poisonous, it can be quite a handful to hold.
Ornate Horned Frog
This is another species of frog that can be quite large. They can be up to 5.5 inches and weigh up to one pound. They are often referred to as mouths with legs because their mouth takes up the whole front half of their bodies. While they are not poisonous, they do have teeth. Yes, I said teeth. They are found on the roof of its mouth and around the outside of its jaw.
Red Mantella Frog
The Red Mantella Frog is also known as the Golden Mantella Frog. They can be bright red, orange, or yellow. They are poisonous as you can probably guess since they are another species of brightly colored frog. They are a small species, growing to be about an inch in length. They are native to central-eastern Madagascar and love to bask in the sunnier areas of the region.