Giant tree frog

Giant Leaf Frog

Phyllomedusa bicolor

DID YOU KNOW?

Giant leaf frogs produce a waxy secretion to keep the skin from drying.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - Amazon River Forest

Add to Trip Planner

Giant tree frog Giant tree frog Giant tree frog Giant tree frog

Giant Leaf Frog

These frogs inhabit drier parts of the treetops, where they prevent themselves from drying out by wiping wax, produced by special skin glands, over their bodies. Because of this, they are sometimes called waxy frogs. Eggs are laid on large leaves overhanging the water. As the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water to begin development.

Diet

Insects and other small live prey

Size

4–5 inches

Range

Giant leaf frogs occupy a large range within the Amazon rain forest.

Population Status

This species is not threatened.

Predators

Birds, snakes, and other frogs

Back to the Top

A Note From the Caretaker

These frogs are easy to work around, as they do not jump, but prefer to climb slowly through the branches.

 

Stay Connected via E-mail

National Aquarium - Conservation News Signup

Conservation Initiatives

National Aquarium - Costa Rica

See Our Conservation Initiatives

The Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) works to restore and protect habitats locally and globally.