Solomon Islands leaf frog in exhibit

Solomon Islands Leaf Frog

Scientific Name
Ceratobatrachus guentheri
The Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea
Forests, gardens, and urban areas
Estimated Wild Population
Solomon Islands leaf frog in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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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.

Did You Know?

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

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

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

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