Amazon Milk Frog

Trachycephalus resinifictrix

Scientific Name

Amazon Milk Frog:  
Trachycephalus resinifictrix

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Amazon River basin of South America

Natural Habitat

Canopy layer of the rainforest

Physical Characteristics

  • Mottled green and gray or brown with bumpy skin.

  • Sticky toe pads

  • Can be 2.5–4 inches long.

Quick Facts

  1. Amazon Milk Frogs are arboreal, which means they spend their lives in trees.

  2. They get their name from the milky white poison they can secrete when they feel threatened.


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Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Amazon Milk Frog is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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