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Asian Toadfrogs: Megophryidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Asian Toadfrogs And People, Conservation Status, Bana Leaf Litter Frog (leptobrachium Banae): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

BANA LEAF LITTER FROG (Leptobrachium banae): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SCHMIDT'S LAZY TOAD (Oreolalax schmidti): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
AILAO MOUSTACHE TOAD (Vibrissaphora ailaonica): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ASIAN HORNED FROG (Megophrys montana): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ANNAM BROAD-HEADED TOAD (Brachytarsophrys intermedia): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Asian toadfrogs live in many areas of Southeast Asia and Indonesia.


Although Asian toadfrogs live in many different habitats, most tend to prefer old, thick forests that have ground covered by layers of leaves. Most of them move into clean and clear streams, usually those with slow currents, to breed.


Many Asian toadfrogs eat a wide variety of invertebrates (in-VER-teh-brehts), or animals without backbones. Some, like the Annam broad-headed toad, are opportunistic (ah-por-toon-ISS-tik) feeders. An opportunistic feeder is an animal that will eat almost anything it can catch, get into its mouth, and swallow. Many Asian toadfrogs hunt by sitting still and waiting for prey to wander by. This type of hunting is called ambush hunting.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians