Long Nosed Horned Frog

The Long-Nosed Horned Frog (Megophrys Nasuta)

Long nosed horned frog

Other Names: Malayan Leaf Frog, Bornean Horned Frog

Class: Amphibia

Family: Megophryidae

Size: Females about 4-5 inches, males are smaller

Foods: Small animals and insects

Locations: Indonesia, Malaya, Borneo and Sumatra

Habitat: The leafy floor of the rain forests

Life cycle and breeding habits: Eggs are attached to the bottom of rocks, logs and similar items in the forest streams. They are also known to lay eggs in the tops of small caves.  On occasion the Malayan Leaf Frog will lay the eggs slightly above the water, or at the water line.  Where they hatch approximately 10-12 days, at which time the tadpoles slide down strands of jelly (if they were laid above the water). The preferred temperature of these frogs is quite cool considering their location, they enjoy and thrive in 65-70 degrees.  This seems logical because most of their adult life is spent in the dense forest floor hidden under and among leaves where it is quite cool.

These frogs are easy to identify by their pointed snout, projections over their eyes and veins that run down their backs. All of which help them hide. These frogs have great protective mimicry that allows them to look just like a leaf. They hide among the leaf litter on the forest floor and prey on other animals. The long nosed horned frog will typically eat many different species such as:

  • Smaller frogs
  • Lizards
  • Scorpions
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Termites

Malayan Leaf Frog


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