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Tomato Frog   (Dyscophus antongilii)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

These bright red to yellowish-orange colored frogs are native to the forests and fields of Madagascar that get heavy rain during the late spring and summer. When grabbed by a predator, the Tomato frog secretes a gummy substance that gets in its attacker’s eyes and mouth, causing the attacker to release the frog.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_frog

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Frogs-Amphibians/Tomato-Frog/

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Microhylidae
Genus - Dyscophus
Species - D. antongilii

 
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Caecilians are amphibians with long, limbless bodies that resemble worms or snakes more than frogs or salamanders. Their name means “blind ones,” a reference to their tiny, skin-covered (or in some cases, non-existent) eyes - which probably don’t get much use, as they spend most their lives burrowing underground. Caecilians are unusual for amphibians in that 75% of them give birth to live young, oftentimes, fully formed. There are also a few species where the mother actually grows a layer of nutritious, fatty skin that is eaten off by her own young, which is analogous to breastfeeding in mammals.

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