Tomato Frog

This is a tomato frog.  It is also called a Madagascar red frog.  Tomato frogs live in eastern Madagascar, which is an island next to Africa.  They are called tomato frogs because they look like a tomato. The tadpoles and young frogs aren’t red, but they get bright red when they are adults.  Females grow to be about 4 inches long, and males only grow to be 2 or 3 inches long.  They are nocturnal, and they eat insects.  Tomato frogs are common pets.

When an animal grabs a tomato frog in its mouth, the frog makes a thick liquid that gets in the animal’s eyes and mouth.  The animal then drops the frog so it can get away.

I saw this frog at Milwaukee Public Museum.  I like frogs.  Can you tell?

About Raymie

Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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One Response to Tomato Frog

  1. Raymie says:

    I like that one that is up close.

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