Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Abah River Flying Frog

Abah River Flying Frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus)

The Abah River flying frog gets it name from how it travels. These frogs use their feet to glide from tree to tree. They have partial webbing in between their toes that serve as parachutes that allows them to "fly" across wide gaps to escape predators.

The Abah River flying frog ranges in size from 2 3/4 inches to 4 inches long. The male is typically smaller than the female.They have a flat head with large eyes that sit on top of their heads. Abah River flying frogs are bright green with white spots. They can be found in southeast Asia in brush or a forest, usually close to human civilization

The frogs breed during the rainy season. The female lays up to 800 eggs in a foam nest that is attached to a plant that hangs directly over water. The reason for this is when the eggs hatch and the tadpoles emerge, they are able to fall immediately into the water.

The information provided above can be found in Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide To The World's Wildlife.
If you have any questions about the Abah River Flying Frog please post them in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner. 

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