THE VIETNAMESE MOSSY FROG

Vietnamese mossy frogs are found in flooded caves and in the banks of rocky mountain streams at elevations of 2300 to 3280 feet which is 700 to 1000 meters.

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This is theloderma corticale more commonly known as the Vietnamese mossy frog literally translating to ‘Nipple Skin’, the genus theloderma is known for its unusual, bumpy texture.

As its name suggests, the Vietnamese mossy frog lives in Vietnam and someplace in China in a region defined by limestone cliffs and evergreen rainforest.

Vietnamese mossy frogs are found in flooded caves and in the banks of rocky mountain streams at elevations of 2300 to 3280 feet which is 700 to 1000 meters.

These semi-aquatic species spend much of their time hiding in the water under the rocks and floating plants.

They will also attach themselves to rocks crevices, appearing to be moss. Vietnamese mossy frogs will fold into balls when frightened and play dead their predators include tree-dwelling mammals and snakes.

Not much information is known about the social behavior of the Vietnamese mossy frogs. However, like most species of frogs, these amphibians also prefer staying in large groups.

All throughout their habitat, these frogs are also found to enjoy the company of one another and form a large group.

These frogs are known to mate inside the rock cavities and the females lay the eggs above the water to provide shelter from foreign predators.

These animals are known to have a clutch size of 8-10 eggs. These eggs take around one to two weeks before finally hatching.

Owing to the placement of the eggs the newly hatched tadpoles drop into the water since all frogs undergo metamorphosis this process is also no exception for the Vietnamese mossy frogs.

These frog species also undergo the complete transformation from a young one to an adult that is metamorphosis within a period of roughly around three months.

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