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6 Colorful Frog Species

Updated on June 16, 2017

I just love anything living that is colorful. Even if its frogs! I only see the farm frogs thou, the usual brown ones but I haven't seen the colorful ones personally. Although I had watch some tv programs or documentaries about frogs in various colors.

I used to drift off to sleep to the sound of crickets and frogs back in my childhood from those rainy days. And it is just relaxing.

Anyway, I thought I should put a hub about all this colorful frog as they are fun and entertaining to see.

From being eggs, into tadpoles, and to being frogs! Frogs are amphibians and that they usually return in bodies of water to breed. They are really helpful too in a way that frogs eats insects we classified as pests.


Atelopulos frog

Brightly colored and small. Atepulos frogs are commonly known as "harlequin frogs."

Other names for the endangered atepulos frog are the "clown frog" and " Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad."

What does this colorful frog eats? Clown frogs feeds mainly on small arthropods and doesn't usually go from places to places, it stays in the same area for quite a period of time.


Red-eyed tree frog

Agalychnis callidryas

Sometimes known as "red-eyed leaf frog," are good tree climbers. Also these frogs sleeps during the day and is awake at night, or nocturnal.The froglets are color brown and they turn into their green color when they reach adulthood.

This green frog's diet? Red-eyed tree frog feeds on insects, moths, flies, and crickets..


African reed frog

Hyperolius marmoratus

Common in South Africa, and the colors of their patterns varies from black, or dark brown to peppermint green or yellow. African reed frogs can be seen sheltering during the dry season on vegetation areas, under the logs and even inside homes.

Blue poison frog

Dendrobates azureus

Seen a little blue colored frog with black dots or patches? Those are the blue poison dart frogs.

They're main source of food? Blue poison dart frogs eats insects, termites, ants, and tiny beetles . And that's how they got their skin toxins, from being a forager in the wild.

Bullseye Poison Arrow Frog

Dendrobates histrionicus

As it says on its name, the bullseye poison arrow frog is poisonous and has enough poison to kill 2200 people.


Mantella Frog

Mantella Aurantiaca

This colorful frog isn't poisonous but the brightly color red of it mimics other poisonous species.

Mantella frog's diet? They feed on insects such as fruit flies, ants, and termites.


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    • DIYmyOmy profile image


      6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Wow! Great topic and just wonderful photos as well! Thanks! Voted up and 'awesomed' it. too!

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      I agree about the Atepulos frog! I think I only saw the toy ones.. Would be fun to come across a real one thou. :)

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks! Now I know why some people prefer them as pets. Cute too.

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Shawn! Those frogs are really colorful, wish I could come across one of those!

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      6 years ago from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

      These are all so beautiful! The Atelopulos is especially amazing; can you imagine coming across that in the wild? I love your color hubs - keep em coming!

    • dancer lover profile image

      dancer lover 

      6 years ago from 4411 billy bone crt louisville ky.

      I agree with the last comment I love colors especially neons.

    • Shawn Scarborough profile image

      Shawn Scarborough 

      6 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Nice hub with some beautiful pictures. Voted up.


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