Project Description

Giant Waxy Tree Frog

Phyllomedusa bicolor

Animal Class: Amphibian

Length: 3-6 inches

Lifespan: 5 or more years

Diet: Insectivore

Habitat: Wet, humid environments throughout the Amazon rainforest

Description: This species is sometimes called the giant waxy monkey tree frog because it’s arboreal as an adult.

Scientist have studied a chemical secreted by the giant waxy tree frog called “sapo,” because it’s used by the local Matsés people of Peru to enhance stamina while hunting.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Our Animals: Mort