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Black-spotted Rock Frog - Staurois natator (S. guttatus) Staurois natator (Ranidae) is a species of frog native to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, found in clear, rocky, and swift streams in tropical rain forests. A phylogenetic study published in 2011 based on 16S rRNA sequences has demonstrated that Staurois natator as generally conceived is actually a complex of at least three species: Staurois natator, restricted to Mindanao Island; S. nubilus applies to the lineage from ...

Spotted Shovelnose Frog (Hemisus guttatus), South Africa * THIS motherfucker right here. Unlike most groups of burrowing frogs, the shovelnose or snout burrowers, genus Hemisus, will bury themselves face first into the soil. Mating occurs, and eggs are kept in a moist chamber underground. The female guards them until the tadpoles hatch, and then digs a tunnel to a nearby water body for the tadpoles to live in. photo: © de Villiers, A.L. (Atlas and Red D…