Solomon Islands leaf frog in exhibit

Solomon Islands Leaf Frog

Scientific Name

Ceratobatrachus guentheri

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Range

The Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Habitat

Forests, gardens, and urban areas

Estimated Wild Population

n/a
Solomon Island leaf frog in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern

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Physical Description

True to their name, Solomon Islands leaf frogs resemble leaves in both color and shape. These small terrestrial frogs have a triangular head and coloration that varies from brown to gold to green. Their appearance helps them blend into their habitat. Nocturnal animals, Solomon Islands leaf frogs hunt for insects at night. Females lay eggs in shallow nests dug into the ground.

Interesting Fact 1

Solomon Islands leaf frogs hatch from eggs as fully developed frogs, skipping the tadpole phase common in most frogs.

Interesting Fact 2

These frogs have a protruding brow over each eye, earning them the nickname “Solomon Islands eyelash frog.”

Interesting Fact 3

A loud call, almost like a dog's bark, helps these frogs protect their territory and find a mate.

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