Rhacophoridae – Shrub frogs

Also known as “moss frogs” or “bush frogs”, some members of this family are “flying frogs” or “gliding frogs”

This diverse group of frogs is always in a constant state of redefinition, reclassification and reassignment. Found throughout much of the old-world tropics, it is also called old world tree frogs. Most rhacophorids are predominantly arboreal tree frogs, but a few groups are primarily terrestrial.

Most of this family of frogs jump around to find food and escape predators as all “normal” frogs do. Still, some tree-dwelling members of this family can glide as much as 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet), employing expanded webbing between the fingers and toes.