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Malaysian Leaf Frog

Megophrys nasuta


Spotted near a river stream by the trail in the tropical jungle. If it didn't move, I would not have spotted it.


This species lives in permanently damp and cool lowland and submontane rainforests among leaf litter. The call is a loud, resonating, metallic "honk" or "henk". Breeding takes place in streams, female frogs attach the eggs to the underside of partially or full submerged rocks or logs. The capsules are large and few in number. This species may lie still on the forest floor waiting for an unsuspecting prey item to pass by, they then lash out and engulf the prey. They typically feed on spiders, small rodents, lizards and other frogs.


Also known as Long-nosed Horned Frog.

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Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 years ago

WOW what a cool frog. Great camouflage!

LeoTitularDebuyan 11 years ago

i like it

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

These frogs always fascinate me ! - thanks for sharing this.

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Stunning !

kevogecko 11 years ago

Definitely would not have seen it if I did not spot the single hop it did. Cool to catch it on camera.

LaurenZarate 11 years ago

Very beautiful and great camouflage. Was it hard to see?

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Spotted on Mar 23, 2013
Submitted on Mar 26, 2013

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