Arthroleptidae – Screeching frogs

Long-fingered frogs, Night frogs, Egg frogs, a Hairy frog, Forest treefrogs and what not!

This family of frogs can be found in Sub-Saharan African rainforests. The majority of the species in this family are terrestrial and live in the leaf litter; however, some do live in trees.

The scream, according to most scientists, evolved as a way to startle attackers. Males acquire lengthy, hair-like projections on their thighs during the breeding season.

For long lengths of time, these shaggy males look after eggs. The hairs are supposed to help with cutaneous breathing, allowing frogs to stay submerged for more extended periods and spend less time away from their eggs.