The Amazing Desert Rain Frog

The desert rain frog, Breviceps macrops, is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and sandy shores. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The desert rain frog is a small, plump species with bulging eyes, a short snout, short limbs, spade-like feet and webbed toes. On the underside it has a transparent area of skin through which its internal organs can be seen. Its colour is yellowish-brown and it often has sand adhering to its skin.

Dean Boshoff found this little critter in the sand dunes of Port Nolloth in South Africa and the video has been viewed over 1.3 million times since it was posted last week.