Fluorescent toad found in Brazil

(ORDO NEWS) — A previously unknown species of poisonous toad the size of a human fingernail was found in a forest in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Scientists have found that the amphibian is a species of the pumpkin toad Brachycephalus ephippium. The toad is a group of fluorescent bright orange frogs. Most of the time, she is in the forest floor. Scientists managed to photograph her, hiding between the branches, reports the Daily Mail.

The amphibian received the scientific name Brachycephalus rotenbergae. The size of a toad does not exceed two centimeters. The reasons for the frog glow in the dark are still unknown. It is believed to be a protective property against predators. However, it can be a guide for potential sex partners.


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