Pseudis Paradoxa – The Paradoxical Frog That Shrinks As It Grows
The Pseudis Paradoxa is the Benjamin Button equivalent of the
amphibian world. The paradoxical creature starts off as a 25-cm-long
tadpole and shrinks as it grows. ending up as a small tropical
frog, about a quarter of its original size.
When biologists discovered the paradoxical frog in the South American
wild,they were understandably confused. At first, they thought the
adult frogs were actually the babies, which later grew into giant
tadpoles, exactly the opposite of how every other frog species in the
world develops. They later figured out that the 11-inch tadpoles were
indeed the juveniles, but still couldn’t explain the bizarre phenomenon.