Gold Mutant Frogs

Mutant frogs with gold skin and red eyes were reportedly found by school children in Shimanto, Japan. They’re now on display at the Shimanto River Gakuyukan science centre. According to a centre spokesperson who says the golden specimens are highly unusual, the 2.4cm amphibians appear to be black-spotted pond frogs whose skin turned gold because of an albino mutation that prevents the formation of pigment cells — Boing Boing

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