Golden Frogs (image) Smithsonian Caption A male golden frog positions himself on the back of a female frog in a behavior called amplexis. Male golden frogs are quite persistent when it comes to mating and will amplex themselves to a specific female for 120 days before mating with her. Credit Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian's National Zoo Usage Restrictions Please include photo credit when using. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.