40 Freaky Frog Photos

'Bizarre!' Frog Tunes Ears to Specific Frequencies

(Image credit: Margaret Kowalczyk)

Odorrana tormota frogs, shown here in an illustration, emit high-frequency ultrasound to compete with the din of their noisy surroundings.

Frog Embryos Actively Seek Oxygen

(Image credit: Karen Warkentin.)

Adult red-eyed treefrogs are the postcard-perfect mascot of tropical biology, but their eye-catching embryos get the cover of the November 2008 issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology.

See-Through Frogs Discovered

(Image credit: © Conservation International-Colombia/Photo by Marco Rada)

A glass frog of the Nymphargus genus potentially new to science discovered in the mountains of the Darien in Colombia. Darien is a mountainous system isolated from the Andes Mountain range and is a recognized for its high biological diversity.

Frogs Find Home in Elephant Dung

(Image credit: Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz)

One of the species of frog (Sphaerotheca sp.) found in a pile of Asian elephant dung.

Poisonous 'Golden Frog' Discovered

(Image credit: Conservation Leadership Programme)

The newly-discovered golden frog of Supata could fit on the tip of your finger.

Frog Dozes in Mud for Years

(Image credit: Sara M. Kayes)

This burrowing frog (Cyclorana alboguttata) maximizes energy use to survive in a state of torpor for months or even years.

Nearly Extinct California Frog Rediscovered

(Image credit: Adam Backlin, U.S. Geological Survey)

USGS scientists found this adult mountain yellow-legged frog on June 10 in Tahquitz Creek, a rediscovered population of the endangered frog in the San Jacinto Wilderness, San Bernardino National Forest, California.

New Spiders and Frogs Discovered in Papua New Guinea

(Image credit: Steve Richards)

A frog, Litoria sp., believed to be new to science, and which uses a loud ringing song to call for a mate, was discovered in a rainforest during a Conservation International (CI) led Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition of Papua New Guinea's highlands wilderness in 2008.

Newfound Frog Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus

(Image credit: Andrew Crawford/STRI)

The newly describe species of frog, Pristimantis educatoris, was collected in El Cope, in Panama's Omar Torrijos National Park, is about 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2 to 4 centimeters) long and has expanded, round and even finger disks and toes that distinguish it from other, closely related species. Its eye color varies from blood red to yellow-orange above and dark purple to dark grey below. The pupil is horizontal.

World's Smallest Frog Packs Poison Punch

(Image credit: A. Rodriguez and M. Vences.)

The smallest frog in the world would fit (with room for a buddy) on your fingertip.

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