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Solomon Island Leaf Frog Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Ceratobatrachus guentheri
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    The Solomon Island leaf frog resides on its titular collection of land masses near Australia. They are also found in Papua New Guinea.

  • Status

    The Solomon Island leaf frog is considered a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Habitat

    This frog resides in tropical lowland forests and in regions of rural or urban areas that are conducive to its lifestyle.

  • Niche

    Nocturnal animals, Solomon Island leaf frogs hunt insects under moonlight.

  • Life History

    Unlike most frogs that experience a tadpole stage, Solomon Island leaf frogs hatch from eggs as fully developed (if small) frogs. Eggs are laid in shallow nests dug into the ground.

  • Special Adaptations

    A loud call-almost like a dog's bark-helps Solomon Island leaf frogs mark territory and find mates.


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