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Amazon Milk Frog

Amazon milk frog is a fairly large species of frog found in the Amazon rainforest in South America. The species is arboreal and nocturnal. The frog can secrete toxic substance from its skin to deter predators.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Trachycephalus
    Scientific Name Trachycephalus resinifictrix


    Other Names Mission golden-eyed tree frog, blue milk frog
    Size 2.5 to 4.0 in (6.4 to 10.2 cm)
    Color Light gray with brown or black banding
    Distribution Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Ecuador, Amazonian Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia
    Habitat Humid rainforest regions, lives in vegetation that extends over permanent, slow-moving water sources
    Diet Insects, spiders, other small arthropods
    Predators Snakes, birds, lizards, mammals
    Breeding Season Rainy season (November to May)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2000 to 3000 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 1 day
    Metamorphosis Period Around 3 weeks
    Average Lifespan Around 25 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 30th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 16th March 2017.

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