Amazon Milk Frog

Amazon Milk Frog

The Amazon Milk Frogs live in the dense forests of the Amazon in South America. These creatures are known for their beautiful coloration. When stressed, this amphibian would secrete a milk-like substance (and hence the name). They are popular in the pet trade.

Scientific Name Trachycephalusresinifictrix

Classification – Trachycephalus

Baby Names – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, knot

Length/Size – 2.5 to 4.0 in (6.4 to 10.2 cm)

Weight – 4-5 grams

Life Expectancy – Unknown (anything between 5 and 10 years)

Mating Season  November to May

Special Features  They have large toe-pads and big hands to assist them climb trees

Geographical Distribution – Throughout the Amazon belt

Natural Habitat – Humid rainforest areas

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Worms, insects, spiders and other invertebrates

Predators – Other larger frogs, snakes, large birds