Able to give birth to full grown frogs out of holes in its back, the Surinam toad is so freaky that it causes a special type of fear called trypophobia or "fear of holes" in some humans. Fear as a mutant power? Not too shabby.
With the ability to enter suspended animation, the wood frog can wait out any long winter. In fact, the wood frogs' vitals slow down so much that its heart can literally stops for months at a time. Iceman has nothing on the wood frog.
4. The Bullfrog Can Jump Ten Times the Length of its Body
One of the most accomplished jumpers of the animal kingdom, the bullfrog can leap ten times the length of its body. World record long jumper Mike Powell can only jump five times the length of his body. Advantage? Bullfrog.
Named the poison dart frog because Central and South American hunters would dab their darts on these amphibians poisonous, brightly colored backs. These little works of art are definitely "look, don't touch".
7. The Goliath Frog is so Huge it Can Eat Mice Whole
Move over Spider-Man! The red eyed tree frog is a cold blooded wall crawler. Thanks to a gooey liquid that secretes from the little guy's footpads, it can climb branches, leaves, and just about anything else in its natural habitat!
9. The European Fire-Bellied Toad Eats Part of its Own Body
When the European fire-bellied toad needs to shed its skin, it puffs itself up until the old layer falls off. The fire-bellied toad then gobbles up the superfluous skin pile to make for a quick meal. Mmmmmm, tasty.
10. The Midwife Toad Drags its Eggs on a String Until They Hatch
The common midwife toad's mutant power it the power of love...and a strong back! When the female midwife lays its eggs, the male carries its young around on a string until they are ready to hatch. Now that's some heavy baggage!
11. Darwin Frogs Keep Their Young in Their Throats
Named after Charles Darwin, the Darwin frog isn't just famous by association. Its also known as the frog that carries its young in its throat. The frog kicks its young out into the world by coughing them into the nearest water supply. Achooo!
12. The Tomato Frog Blinds its Predators With Sticky Goo
Nicknamed the "World's Grumpiest Frog", the Black Rain Frog inflates itself to appear bigger to approaching predators. Unfortunately, this process gives it a big sour puss. It's okay little guy, things can't be that bad!
When this little guy feels threatened, it literally breaks its bones, which then stick through its skin creating fearsome claws. The jury is still out on if it has super healing, or an on again off again relationship with Jean Grey.
The Vietnamese mossy frog has a few deceptive tricks up its scaly sleeve. First, its skin has a green hue with a texture similar to moss. Second, when it feels threatened it curls up into a ball and plays dead.
We could go on at length about how this is a Reinwardt's tree frog native to some parts of Asia, but that would be wasting time. Just appreciate that somehow, someway this little guy tamed a beetle. You go frog!