Limnonectes phyllofolia : World’s Smallest Species Of Fanged Frogs
Scientists recently discovered the world’s smallest species of Fanged Frogs named Limnonectes phyllofolia from Indonesia.
- Limnonectes phyllofolia is the smallest species of fanged frog.
- It was found on the mountainous island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
- They’ve been given the nickname “leaf-nester” because, unlike most frogs, they don’t lay their eggs in water.
- Fanged Frogs refer to a group of 75 species of frogs belonging to the genus Limnonectes.
- These frogs are known for their distinctive fang-like structures, which are actually projections of their jaw bone.
- They are found throughout East and Southeast Asia.
- Unlike many snakes, these frogs don’t use their fangs to bite humans or inject venom into a person’s body.
- They use these fangs to battle with each other over territory and mates, and sometimes even to hunt tough-shelled prey like giant centipedes and crabs.
- Many frogs in this genus are giants, weighing up to two pounds.