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Solomon Island Leaf Frog

Ceratobatrachus guentheri
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Solomon Islands
Forest floor in tropical rainforests

Solomon Island Leaf Frogs are born polymorphic, which means they come in a multitude of colours that are not dependent on the parents’ colouring. The base colour is likely to be tan to yellow, earthy brown, gold, orange or even lime green.

Their diet includes insects, arthropods and small vertebrates. 

These frogs undergo direct development. There is no tadpole stage; instead the juvenile emerges from the egg as a fully developed frog.

These nocturnal hunters are ambush predators and will wait for an insect to wander into the moonlight before lunging.

Their name derives from the camouflage of the frog which resembles a fallen leaf. They are also referred to as eyelash leaf frogs due to the distinctive protrusion above the eye.