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Tomato Frogs live in Madagascar.
Their diet consists of Invertebrates
Females lay a clutch of 1,000 to 1500 eggs in stagnant or slow moving water, which float on the surface and hatch 36 hours later.
Tomato Frogs can live up to 10 years.
About the Tomato Frog
The Tomato Frogs name comes from the orange-red skin on females, while the male has a duller yellowish-orange skin. Some individuals have black spots on the flanks. Tomato frogs are carnivores and most of their diet is invertebrates, though they will eat other small animals if they can catch them.
Madagascar is the only place in the world where the Tomato Frog can be found - they live along the north-east coastline of the island. They make their home in forest and scrub areas. Tomato frogs live near water such as a swamp or another body of slow moving water. They are nocturnal emerging at night to feed and during the day they will hide among the leaf litter, usually with the faces visible.
Did you know?
Local people in Madagascar know the species as “Sangongon,” which is a reference to the call they make.