Cute Frog of the Week: October 18, 2010
Sure this rainforest reed frog (Hyperolius tuberculatus) appears to be hanging on to this stick for dear life; but luckily its position in the wild is not so perilous. This versatile frog can breed in both still and flowing waters and it doesn’t mind if its breeding waters are only available temporarily. Its name may suggest that it lives in undisturbed rainforest, but that is not quite true. It is partial to forest clearings and farmland in central Africa. The rainforest reed frog is not one that you are going to be able to identify by color or pattern—it comes in many different shades of grey, green and brown. You can tell it apart from other reed frogs, however, because of the bumpy tubercles on its skin that make it stand out.
Photo credit: Brian Gratwicke, Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.
Every week the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project posts a new photo of a cute frog from anywhere in the world with an interesting, fun and unique story to tell. Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest addition.