Dare to be different.

Etheridge's robber frog (Eleutherodactylus etheridgei)

Etheridge robber frog (Eleutherodactylus etheridgei)

Cute Frog of the Week: January 9, 2012

Daring to be different, Etheridge robber frogs (Eleutherodactylus etheridgei) are part of a sub-family of frogs whose young hatch as little frogs instead of tadpoles. And also unlike many other frogs, these little guys prefer rocky hillsides and dense forest to big ponds. Predators might mistake their grayish green bodies for tiny pebbles and overlook their would-be prey. Unfortunately, there are other big troubles for this little guy, including deforestation. The frog is native to Cuba where buildings and developments for tourists’ attractions continue to disturb its home.

Photo by Ariel Rodriguez via ARKive.

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