Frog Named For ADM’s Appleby

Jan 28 2010 | 12:00pm ET

A hedge fund prince has become the namesake of a frog.

A new species of brown frog recently discovered has been named for ADM Capital’s Rob Appleby. Hong Kong-based ADM’s charitable foundation funded the research mission in Vietnam that led to the discovery of the two-centimeter-long amphibian, which now goes by the name Leptolalax applebyi, or Appleby’s Asian toad to friends.

The discovery was made by Jodi Rowley, an amphibian biologist at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

But is it an honor or an insult? The Appleby toad sounds rather like a cricket, Asian Investor reports, making a high-pitched squeaking noise, and is apparently most comfortable whilst hiding amidst rotting leaves. Still, despite the similarity or lack thereof to its benefactor, the ADM Capital Foundation plans to celebrate the discovery this week.


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