It is a specimen of ‘Cornufer guppy’, known as one of the largest frog species in the world. The video at the end of the note.
A group of workers at a sawmill in the Solomon Islands found a frog the size of a human baby while hunting wild boar on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Honiara.
It is a specimen of a species called ‘Cornufer guppyi’, endemic to the oceanic nation and considered one of the largest in the world. According to biologist Patrick Pikacha, populations of this species have been declining in the Solomon Islands in recent years due to logging and the expansion of human settlements in their natural habitat.
Likewise, the expert added that when humans use the water from streams to wash, the chemicals in the detergents damage the sensitive skin of these frogs. “They are getting quite rare,” he lamented.
The owner of the sawmill explained that the frog, which has a meat highly appreciated by the locals, ended up being eaten by the workers. “I told my guys, next time, if you catch any, we will keep them,” he told ABC.
Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.
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