Please don’t insult our Borneo Eared Frog they might be able to hear you
Borneo Eared Tree Frogs are known from Kalimantan, Sabah, and Sarawak; they also occur on Sumatra. They inhabit secondary growth forests on the edge of primary forests. They are also found close to man from logging areas, tree plantations and villages.
The Borneo Eared Tree Frog has acquired its name due to the bony ridge behind the eye and above the tympanum (eardrum), giving it an ear like appearance. Their head is triangular shaped with a protruding, sharp point at the angle of the jaw. A small pointed projection is present on the elbow and heel. The skin is generally smooth and can vary in colour from a light brown or grey to yellowish brown. Dark stripes run from the head down the back with intermittent lines and dots on the legs and side of the body.
Like other species of tree frogs, their eggs are fertilized and develop in foam nests above water bodies. Tadpoles quickly grow in the pools, and can leave the water in 8-10 weeks. Full-grown tadpoles may reach 2.5 inches in length. Borneo Eared Frogs can live over 5 years old.
Amphibian: Bony headed flying frog
What do they eat?
Flies, moths, locust and crickets
Where are we?
Indonesia and Malaysia