ANIMAL:Asian Yellow-Spotted Climbing Toad Rentapia hosii
Type of Animal:
Tropical/subtropical forest, areas near streams, forests along large lowland rivers, clear forest streams, tropical rivers/streams
Extreme S Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo, Sumatra
Males solid gray/brown to reddish-brown w/ faint yellowish bands on legs, females larger & more brightly colored-typically green to teal to blue base color w/ yellow spots/yellow leg band, younger animals dark brown w/ yellow legs
Crickets, roaches, insect larvae, flies, caterpillars, moths, butterflies, worms
Status in Wild:
Breeding in aquariums, zoos, & herpetoculture. Captive breeding efforts reducing demand for wild individuals. Monitoring of exports/imports of this species.
Small groups of around 6 animals
Male: 0.5 lb
Female: 1 lb
2 daysLife Span:
Male: 3-4 in
Female: 5-5.5 in
Toadlet: 1 in
Also known as Asian Tree Toad, Boulenger’s Asian Tree Toad, Common Tree Toad, Tree Toad, House’s Tree Toad, Brown Tree Toad, & Malayan Brown Toad.
Shed skin as much as once a week.
Only stay as tadpoles for 1st 5 days of life, metamorphosing into toadlets taking to land-toadlets become mature at 8-10 months.
Males make loud honking calls.
Males sometimes dominate each other by mounting/climbing over each other.
Though stable, declining in wild due to pet trade, habitat loss/degradation, water pollution, chytrid fungus, & logging.
Active at night (nocturnal).
While lacking disc-shaped toepads of tree frogs, long muscular legs & toes come in handy for climbing.
Eggs typically laid in 2 parallel strings underwater around plants.
Sometimes kept as pets.
Breed during heavy rains.
One of the only arboreal toads.
Often called YSCT in herpetoculture.
Most animals in herpetoculture derive from Malaysia.