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Troschel’s Tree Frog   (Hypsiboas calcaratus)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

This species of frog is native to South America and inhabits tropical and subtropical moist lowland forest and river environments. They are also called convict frogs because of the striped markings on its flanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troschel's_tree_frog

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Frog-Amphibian-Species/Convict-Frog

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Hypsiboas
Species - H. calcaratus

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Only a Mother’s Love…

We are taught that toads leave their fertilized eggs in the water in long strings, which hatch into tadpoles, who live in the water until they grow legs and lungs and become toads. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, there always has to be an exception to the rule: the male Suriname toad implants eggs into the female’s back, which sink into her skin and forms pockets where the eggs eventually hatch into tadpoles. These tadpoles live on their mother’s back until transforming into toads, at which point they burrow out of her skin in a fascinating or horrifying (or both) display, depending on your perspective.

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