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Smoky Jungle Frog

Leptodactylus pentadactylus


  • Central South America


  • Rainforests


  • Small birds
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Frogs

These frogs lay eggs in foam made by stirring the water. This foam feeds the tadpoles for a few days after hatching.

When threatened, they can secrete toxic mucus from their skin. If people touch this mucus, it can cause skin rashes, stinging sensations, eye swelling, and sneezing. For small predators and other frogs, it can be deadly.

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