Description: A strikingly marked species, this frog has a back which is colored a rich mahogany brown, with a cream band down each side, usually with a darkish edge. It is round shaped, and doesn’t have much of a neck so it looks somewhat chubby. These frogs get to be about 7-8 cm long.
Range: Southeast Asia, South Asia and China
Habitat: Found mostly in wetlands, riverbanks, forest edges, but has adapted successfully to agricultural and residential landscapes, although it can still be found in dry forests.
Reproduction: Males will call to attract a mate. After mating, the females will lay their eggs in a stagnant or slow moving body of water.
Wild: These frogs are voracious eaters, and will eat flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers, earthworms and more.
Fun Fact: Like many other narrow-mouthed frogs, painted frogs have the ability to expand themselves when threatened, and to secrete toxic glue-like substances from their bodies as a defense mechanism. They are also able to survive dry conditions by burying themselves in the ground and waiting for rain.