Rock Skipper Staurois latopalmatus

Rock Skipper

These bizarre looking frogs inhabit the fastest rocky torrents. They have incredibly powerful legs and skip from boulder to boulder and even over the surface of the water like a skimming stone. Little is known about their biology. They were incredibly hard to photograph and I ended up dangling over a waterfall in the middle of the night in order to get the photo.

Location: Poring hot springs; Sabah. Status: Least Concern Dimensions: (896x565)