Gracixalus Lumarius


Common name : Thorny tree frog

Scientific name : Gracixalus lumarius

Family : Rhacophoridae

Native to : Vietnam

Interesting fact : The spikes on the back of a male become larger during the mating season.

Conservation status : Not Assessed

The thorny tree frog is a newly discovered species. It is yellow with a pink belly and gold speckled eyes. The back of the male has thorny projections giving it its common name. They prefer to live in wet and cold steep mountains. The eggs are laid inside water-logged tree holes protecting the tadpoles from predators.

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