Hemiphractidae

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Hemiphractidae
Hemiphractus fasciatus.jpg
Hemiphractus fasciatus
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Hemiphractidae
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Hemiphractidae is a family of frogs. They live in South and Central America. Previously, this group was classified as a subfamily under family Hylidae.

Breeding behavior[change | change source]

A female Flectonotus pygmaeus with eggs enclosed on the back

This frog is different in that the eggs grow into froglets on the back of the female. In most there is no free-swimming tadpole stage. In some of the frogs the eggs are in a pouch until they hatch.

Taxonomy[change | change source]

The Hemiphractidae family is divided into the following genera: