Giant monkey frog

Giant monkey frog

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Caption: Giant monkey frog, or giant leaf frog, (Phyllomedusa bicolor). This frog excretes a poison through its skin which induces molecular shock and regurgitation in a predator. The skin secretions of this frog family also contain potent antimicrobial compounds known as phylloseptins, which act by bursting bacterial cells. They are being researched as possible next generation antibiotics.

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