TOMATO FROG

Published By: Hari Palguna Sun, Jan 13th, 2013
KatakTomatCommon Name: Tomato Frog
Indonesian Name: Katak Tomat 
Latin Name: Dyscophus antongilii
Order Anura, Family Microhylidae
Description: He shaped flat and small, with skin color in bright red dorsal part, while at the bottom of the orange. On the back of the eye there is a line formed towards the back and lost in the middle of his stomach. At the throat are black spots. Female frog has a bigger body size and bright, while the male is smaller and duller. Red color of his skin look like tomatoes, so the frog is called frog tomatoes.
Behavior: When threatened her body expands so will the larger size. Skin color can also be members warning of danger, because at the time threatened to issue a white mucus and toxic.
Reproduction: Like other frog species that desperately need water to breed. Tomato Frogs also breed during the rainy season arrives, generally occurs in February-March. The number of eggs produced as many as 1000-15000 eggs per stem, the eggs laid on the surface of the water to be hatched 36 hours later.
Feed: Tomato Frogs eat many kinds of small insects such as mosquitoes, flies, beetles, butterflies, moths and dragonflies, as well as various types of soil arthropods.
Habitat: This frog can be found in the lowlands to the highlands with elevations reaching 200 m asl. This frog liked the riverbanks, swamps, ponds and other moist places. Tomato frog is endemic frog species from Madagascar.

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