ANIMAL: Borneo Eared Frog Polypedates otilophus Type of Animal: Frog Habitat: Lowland forest, tropical rainforest, forest edges, secondary forest, secondary habitats, villages, ponds, oil palm plantations, tree plantations, temporary rain pools, streams, logging areas Location(s): Borneo Appearance: Robust dorsally lemon-yellow to tan to pale brown body to whitish w/ thin faded black stripes, creamy to white belly, black barring on thighs, serrated bony crest above tympanum, large disked fingertips, tadpoles yellowish green above/white below, females have wider stouter heads & larger than males, tadpoles develop black stripe 2 weeks before metamorphosis Food/Diet: Insects & insect larvae Status in Wild: Stable Conservation: Breeding in zoos, aquariums, & herpetoculture Lifestyle: Small groups of 4-8 frogs Additional Info: Called: Male Female Young: Tadpole Group: Army Weight: Male: 4 oz Female: 6.4 oz Gestation: 10 days-2 months Life Span: 5 years Body Length: Male: 3.1 in Female: 3.9 in Young: 2.2 in Also called File-Eared Tree Frog, Bony-Headed Flying Frog, Borneo Eared Tree Frog, Borneo File-Eared Frog, & Borneo Long-Eared Frog. They’re active at night (nocturnal). Females lay clutches of 44-119 eggs in foam nests above water bodies. Nests created by beating frothy secretion into foam w/ hind legs. When tadpoles hatch, they fall right into water & live in water for 1st 2-2.5 months of life, then losing gills/tail & leaving water, entering froglet stage, which they stay in until reaching maturity at 10-12 months old. They’re masters of camouflage. They’re very shy in the wild & in captivity. They’re arboreal & like to climb. They’re fairly fast & agile frogs. Fun Fact(s): Gets name from prominent ridges behind eyes that look like big spiky ears. Head/leg shape help them glide through air. Webbing on legs helps w/ gliding. Smooth skin helps them climb up tree trunks/hang upside down. Sometimes seen hanging off leaves/tree branches by 1 long toe.