Foam Nest Frog
Afrikaans name: Grootgrysskuimnespadda
The interesting Foam Nest Frog
The Foam Nest Frog is sometimes called the Southern Foam Nest Frog.
This frog can grow to a maximum length of 9 cm but most are smaller.
The Foam Nest Frog spends a lot of time in trees that overhang water. The fingers on its front legs have evolved to enable it to climb better. There is a pair of fingers pointing in opposite directions.
The pair lay their eggs in a nest made of foam on a branch above the water. When the eggs hatch the tadpoles drop into the water.
References and further readingSouthern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 251
Sasol First Field Guide to Frogs of Southern Africa - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2012 - Page: 55
Reptiles & Amphibians of Southern Africa - Author: Warren Schmidt - Published: 2006 - Page: 114
Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 216
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southe - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Published: 1991 - Page: 405
Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers and Louis du Preez - Published: 2011 - Page: 68
Freshwater Life - Author: C. Griffiths, J. Day & M. Picker - Published: 2015 - Page: 78
Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2001 - Page: 65