Vietnamese Mossy Frog

The Vietnamese Mossy Frog (Theloderma corticale) is an amphibian.

The Vietnamese Mossy Frog has mottled brown and green skin that looks like moss growing on a rock. It has large sticky pads on its toes. It has a pale belly.

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

 

It grows to about 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) long.

The Vietnamese Mossy Frog is native to northern Vietnam. It prefers tropical rainforests. It is semi-aquatic (it lives on land and in water) and likes caves and rocky cliffs.

It is insectivorous.

Its colour is excellent camouflage from predators. However, if predators approach it, it curls into a ball to look like a rock, or to play dead.

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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