Tomato Frog Dyscophus guineti

False Tomato Frog
Sambava Tomato Frog
Tomato Frog
The False Tomato Frog, also called the Sambava Tomato Frog, is one of 3 species of Tomato frog, all native to Madagascar - this one from an area of the eastern coast. They have short legs so do not jump far but they hide away and, when frightened, they puff up like a tomato and secrete a mild toxin. The toxin temporarily numbs the jaws and clouds the eyes of predators. Colours range from yellowish to bright red, with the larger females being more brightly-coloured than the males.