Amazon Panda Milk Frog


Panda Amazon milk frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix)

The Amazon milk frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix), better known as the panda frog is a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon in South America. The common name panda frog was obtained for the obvious adult coloration of black and white, however they do come in shades of brown and light blue. The milk frog name comes from a milky substance that these amphibians are able to secrete when they feel threatened. These nocturnal frogs are quite large and feed on mainly insects. The picture used is of a young froglet with high contrast coloration. As they grow the colors tend to fade out. These frogs seem to be doing well in the wild; however a constant issue in the Amazon is habitat destruction. It is important to conserve the untouched rainforest in order to secure the future for species such as the Amazon milk frog.

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