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Squeakers and Cricket Frogs: Arthroleptidae - Habitat

Animal Life ResourceAmphibiansSqueakers and Cricket Frogs: Arthroleptidae - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Common Squeaker (arthroleptis Stenodactylus): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, CRICKET FROGS SQUEAKERS AND PEOPLE


Squeakers and cricket frogs live in hot and humid tropical forests, where they spend much of their time under dead and rotting leaves on the forest floor. Sometimes, those in the subfamily Arthroleptinae will also make their homes in fields that have a good cover of leaves on the ground. Frogs in this subfamily live and breed on land. Members of the other subfamily, Astylosterninae, remain on land for most of the year, often in mountain forests. Some, like the Nsoung long-fingered frogs, hide on land under rocks and stones. Member of this subfamily move into fast-flowing streams and rivers to breed, but they usually stay in calm areas and not in the rushing current.

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