Rabb’s Fringe Limbed Tree Frog

Rabb’s Fringe Limbed Tree Frog

The Rabb’s fringe limbed tree frogs were found on top of trees in the dense forests Panama. The species went extinct only recently, with the last adult male named Toughie that died on 26 September, 2016.

Scientific Name Ecnomiohyla rabborum

Classification – Ecnomiohyla

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Up to to 100 mm (3.9 in)

Top Speed – Could leap up to 9 feet

Life Expectancy – years; up to *** in captivity

Mating Season  Mid-March to May

Special Features  These were the only known frog species where the tadpoles fed on the skin cells of their fathers to derive nutrition; they had brown to copper-tan skin with tiny white spots all over the body

Geographical Distribution – Central Panama

Natural Habitat – Forest canopies

Conservation Status – Extinct

Diet – Variety of insects including crickets and cockroaches

Predators – Tree snakes and birds of prey