Spine-headed Tree Frog

These large frogs have spiny projections on the top of their heads. Tadpoles feed on unfertilized eggs that are laid by mother frog for this purpose.


  • Scientific Name: Anotheca spinosa
  • Range: Southern Mexico and parts of Central America
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles & Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: Occurs in lowland rainforests and humid mountain forests where it breeds in tree holes