Monday, 13 April 2015

Creature 195: Dyscophus

A really red frog.
Dyscophus is a genus of 3 species of frogs which are commonly called tomato frogs.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that their common name comes.from their color. As a defensive mechanism it expands when it feels threatened giving its body a rounded shape.  This only makes it look more like a tomato.

All 3 species are endemic to Madagascar.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Dyscophus

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