There are four species in the genus Dyscophus which more or less resemble a mutant tomato with eyes, legs and an appetite for worms. Three live in Madagascar, while their long lost cousin D. philippensis comes from the Philippines.
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False Tomato Frog (D. guineti) eating its own skin
A drastic solution for want of a loofah
D. insularis is, aside from the Philippine one, the least well known of the genus
Replicate the experience at home by eating a delicious tomato sandwich with putrid mayonnaise! If you want to, for some reason.
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They hatch in 36 hours and the tadpoles develop into small, yellow tomatoes within 45 days.
But we all know what small, yellow tomatoes grow into...