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


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

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