1 The World’s Largest Frog, the Goliath Frog, is over 1 Foot in Length
What better way to start our list of creepy facts than with this particular one. For those who suffer from Batrachophobia, which is a fear of amphibians such as frogs, this particular fact would be a nightmare come true. Unlike the world’s smallest frogs, this particular amphibian is on the opposite end of the scale. The world’s largest frog is a true monster. They have been known to measure up to 33 cm (13 inches) in length. That’s bibber than some cats and dogs!. If the length of these frogs doesn’t send a chill up your spine, perhaps the weight will. The world’s largest fog can weigh up to 3,250 grams (7.17 lb). That is about the average weight of a household pet female cat. Still not creeped out by this monster frog? The eyes can be as large as 2.5 cm (0.98 in) in diameter, and it can jump up to ten feet in a single leap. The name of the world’s largest frog is fitting too. It’s called the goliath frog.
The goliath frog is native to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, so it’s domain is relatively confined. It’s also listed as an endangered species, and as such, the government Equatorial Guinea will only allow 300 of the frogs to be exported every year. They have historically been seen as a source of food, but that is rarely the case today.
The goliath frog can live for 15 years in the wild, and up to 21 years in captivity. However, captive breeding is difficult, and many captive frogs will never breed.