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Foam Nest Frog

Afrikaans name: Grootgrysskuimnespadda

Foam Nest Frog

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Chiromantis xerampelina

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.

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