40 Freaky Frog Photos

Some Frogs Pee Out Junk From Their Bodies

(Image credit: Chris Tracy.)

The Australian green tree frog (Litoria caerulea). It can apparently pee out surgical implants, shunting devices embedded in its their bladder, researchers find.

6 'Lost' Frogs Rediscovered in Haiti's Forests

Macaya Breast-spot Frog, Eleutherodactylus thorectes, a Critically Endangered species in the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti. © Robin Moore/iLCP

In Deadly Frog and Bat Plagues, Eerie Similarities

(Image credit: A. Crawford)

Panamanian marsupial frog, Hemiphractus fasciatus, getting "swabbed", or tested, for the presence of the microscopic fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatis, which is sweeping through Central America, decimating entire amphibian communities.

Pesticide Turns Male Frogs into Females

(Image credit: Tyrone B. Hayes, the University of California, Berkeley.)

The pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females that are able to mate and successfully reproduce. Here, two male frogs mating. The larger animal on the bottom has been completely feminized by atrazine exposure and can produce viable eggs.

Frog Egg Cells Key Ingredient in Robotic Nose

(Image credit: Yu Zeng/UC Berkeley.)

Male spiny frogs from the tribe Paini sport spines and powerful forelimbs. The species Quasipaa boulengeri is from the mountains of Sichuan, China.

Endangered Tree Frog Bred In Captivity for the First Time

(Image credit: Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

An adult La loma tree frog (Hyloscirtus colymba).

glass frog

glass frog

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

Glass frog.

Emei music frog

Emei music frog

(Image credit: Jianguo Cui)

An Emei music frog, native to southwest China.


The Smithsonian's National Zoo maintains an active breeding program for the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog.

(Image credit: Brian Gratwicke | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)

The Smithsonian's National Zoo maintains an active breeding program for the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog.

Froggy transport

father frog carrying froglets on his back

(Image credit: David Bickford, Nature)

A male microhylid frog (Liophryne schlaginhaufen) with froglets on his back.

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