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Paradoxical frog
( Pseudis paradoxus )

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The Paradoxical frog gets its name because of the length contrast between the tadpole and the adult frog. At the tadpole stage Pseudis paradoxus is up to 20 cm long and even 25 cm long species were described. On the other hand the adult frog is only about 6 cm long. No scientist can fully-explain a benefit from this shrinking process throughout the frog’s development.
Pseudis paradocus is green coloured with dark green / olive stripes. It inhabits ponds, lakes and lagoons in Trinidad and Amazon. The female frog lays eggs among water plants which develop into giant tadpoles.
These paradoxical amphibians feed on larvae, small insects and tiny invertebrates. The paradoxical frog is a nocturnal animal and spends most of its life in water. On the bottom he finds his food.
When threatened he uses his strong toes with an extra joint in order to stir up the muddy bottom and hide. This is also the way how to find some food on the bottom of the lakes.

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