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Giant Monkey Frog, Giant Leaf Frog, Waxy-monkey Treefrog

Phyllomedusa bicolor


Nearly five inches long, this giant frog doesn't hop, but instead climbs around in trees and shrubs like a monkey, hence the name. This is a nocturnal, arboreal frog and because it spends most of its time out of water, its skin has a waxy coating to conserve water. They began to call just after dark "bwack! bwack!"


These lived in trees a few yards from the Amazon River, at night they were scrambling around in shrub, calling.


check out this giant monkey frog song!

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1 Comment

LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Very cool frog!

Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.53, Long: -72.32

Spotted on Dec 31, 2010
Submitted on Jan 31, 2016

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