Longest leap by a frog relative to body size
South African sharp-nosed frog
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Relative to its body size (average 5.5 centimetres/2.2 inches long for males and 6.6 centimetres/2.6 inches long for females), the frog species that can jump the farthest in a single leap is the South African sharp-nosed frog (Ptychadena oxyrhynchus). At the 1975 Calaveras County frog-jumping contest in California, USA, a member of this species, named "Ex Lax", leapt 5.35 metres (17 feet 6 inches); that's more than 90 times its own body length.