ARKive :: Tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilii)

Dyscophus antongilii

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ARKive – Tomato frog videos, photos and facts – Dyscophus antongilii.

– Scientific Classification –

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Microhylidae
  • Genus: Dyscophus
  • Species: D. antongilii

This species is endemic to Madagascar and listed as Near Threatened due to habitat loss and over collection for pet trade. Their coloration may be a warning as they secrete a white substance that is toxic to predators, like snakes, and may cause allergic reactions in humans.

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