Known for their intimidating red-orange and yellow colors, tomato frogs can inflate themselves as both a warning and to deter any predators. When in ‘inflated mode,’ they look like ripened tomatoes and become nearly impossible to be swallowed.
That’s not all! These frogs can also release toxic secretions through their skin when threatened. They are typically found in farmlands and drainage ditches with easy access to slow-moving water. Small invertebrates and arthropods make up most of their diet. There are three species in this genus, and the IUCN currently lists tomato frogs as Near Threatened.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No