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Scientific Name: Dyscophus guineti

Habitat: rainforest, swamp forest

Diet: arthropods, crickets, moths, flies

Life span: 5–10 years

Young: 1000–1500 eggs/clutch

Size: 5–10 cm (2–4 in); females larger than males

False tomato frogs are native to northwestern Madagascar. The frogs live on the forest floor, burrowing into the leaf litter.

Female false tomato frogs can be as much as twice the size of males, and a significantly brighter red colour. Females lay their eggs several hundred at a time into stagnant pools on the forest floor.

What is your zoo doing to help?

Adopt a Tomato Frog
You can now adopt an animal online or by contacting the Valley Zoo Development Society.

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more information about this species.

Tomato frog on Wikipedia

Amphibian Ark


Range: Madagascar

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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