Creeping frogs are small frogs found only in Central and South America. They have quite long forelegs. These frogs creep, rather than just jump and swim.
Some creeping toads play dead when an enemy is near. They lay on their backs and stretch out their legs with the palms turned up.
Some are very brightly colored. For example, the Panamanian species, Atelopus varius, has bright orange skin with large black spots on the head. The A. boulengeri species of the Andes Mountains of Peru has bright colors and is very poisonous. The species, A stelzneri, from Uruguay, is black and has bright orange hands and feet.