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Leptopelis vermiculatus.jpg
Big-eyed tree frog, Leptopelis vermiculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Arthroleptidae
Subfamily: Leptopelinae
Genus: Leptopelis
Günther, 1859

48 species, see article

Leptopelis is a genus of frogs found throughout Africa. They are medium-sized, semiarboreal frogs, with distinctively large eyes. They vary greatly in color and patterning, but as juveniles tend to be bright green in color, and as they age they turn to a brown. Forty-nine species are recognized, but most are not well understood and their taxonomic status can vary greatly by source. They have a number of common names, including forest tree frogs, leaf frogs, and big-eyed frogs.


Parker's forest tree frog, L. parkeri
Juvenile big-eyed tree frog, L. vermiculatus

In captivity[edit]

L. vermiculatus is frequently exported from Tanzania for the exotic pet trade. They are hardy frogs that adapt well to captivity, and readily consume commercially available crickets.