Zoo Animals

Detroit Zoo - Malayan Horned Frog

Malayan horned frog

Megophrys nasuta

At the Detroit Zoo
Malayan horned frogs can be seen at the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center – a leader in amphibian conservation and research – which houses a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians.


The Malayan horned frog is immediately recognized by the horn-like protrusions over each eye. These protrusions, along with its body shape and color, keep the frog camouflaged on the leaf-covered forest floor. This frog has a large angular head and a stocky body with short arms and legs. Its smooth skin is a mixture of light grey, tan and white. The underbody is generally a deep orange or red.


Fun Facts

  • Tadpoles have a funnel-shaped mouth that is used to graze on food at the surface of the water.