Pea-Size Frog

Scientists in Borneo’s Kubah National Park have discovered a frog that can rest on the tip of your little finger.

The frogs, known as Microhyla nepenthicola, were named for the pitcher plant species in which they live. These plants are carnivorous, meaning they kill insects and ants. These plants do not harm the frogs, or the tadpoles living in liquid inside the plants.

This new species of frog is so tiny, the scientists could only track them by following the “harsh rasping notes” of the frogs’ singing. Adult males range in size between .42 inches and .5 inches.


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