Vampire Frog

Vampire Frog

The Vampire Frog was discovered only recently (in 2008), and is found in the evergreen forests of Vietnam, and is arboreal (tree-living) by nature. They are known for their ability to fly from one tree to another.

Scientific Name Rhacophorus vampyrus

Classification – Rhacophorus

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Up to 4.5 cm

Life Expectancy – Up to 15 years

Mating Season  Monsoon

Special Features  The skin is pale brown with dark brown mottling all over

Geographical Distribution – Southern part of Vietnam

Natural Habitat – Evergreen forests with dense vegetation

Conservation Status – Endangered

Diet – Insects and flies

Predators – Tree-living snakes, birds of prey