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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
THAI LEAF FROG / MALAYAN HORNED FROG
Megophrys nasuta

Range:
Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. This frog goes by several names, and has a sharp flap above each eye, while the nostril ends in a pointed tip, giving the appearance of leaves as it lies crouched on the forest floor, looking to ambush prey. The body colour ranges from greyish yellow to light brown shades, sometimes with light spots on the back or a mottled pattern.
Habitat: Lowland to upper-level rainforest often near streams.
Diet: Invertebrates and small vertebrates, including other small frogs.
Status: Common, yet rarely seen (least concern).
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Up to 2 kg.

Length: 2 ½ - 4 inches, with females growing to almost double the size.
Lifespan: 6 - 10 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

They breed in slow-moving forest streams at the start of the rainy season. At night, the males call for females with a loud, metallic honk that can be heard from miles away. They call once and then wait for ten minutes or more before calling again. The female lays her eggs in clusters on rocks or roots at the edge of the water. The tadpoles hang from the surface of the water, using their funnel-shaped mouth to feed on small particles of food floating on the water.


 

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