Common name : Northern Darwin’s frog
Scientific name : Rhinoderma rufum
Family : Rhinodermatidae
Native to : Central Chile
Interesting fact : These tadpoles develop in the vocal sac of the females and this type of parental care is called ‘mouth brooding’.
Conservation status : Critically Endangered
A fleshy tube-like projection on its snout distinguishes this frog with slender limbs, webbed toes and a slimy grey to brown body. Active by day, they feed on insects. About 8 days’ old eggs with larvae are eaten by males and kept in their vocal sacs till they grow enough. Then they are let out into streams to become adults.