Photo: Tropical frog inflates its throat

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yellow-thighed rain-peeper (Pristimantis parvillus)

credit: Andreas Kay

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This tropical frog is called a yellow-thighed rain-peeper (Pristimantis parvillus). The species is found in the Pacific lowlands and on the Western slopes of the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador. Andreas Kay photographed this one in Mindo, Ecuador.

Frogs are thought to inflate their throats to ward off predators.

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