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Vampire Flying Frog

Stuart Humphreys

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

Vampire Flying Frog
Rhacophorus vampyrus

This frog is named after the black ‘fangs’ of its tadpoles, which grow up in water-filled tree-holes. As food is scarce there, the female feeds her tadpoles her unfertilised eggs, which they eat using their fangs. This species is only known from high-elevation cloud-forests of southern Vietnam and is threatened by habitat loss.

Distribution: southern Vietnam
Conservation status: Endangered
Evolutionary distinctiveness: not assessed

Details

  • Title: Vampire Flying Frog
  • Creator: Stuart Humphreys
  • Publisher: Australian Museum
  • Rights: Australian Museum

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