Camilo the frog

common nameconservation status
Red-eyed tree frog Least Concern (LC)
scientific namesize
Agalychnis callidryas ♂ 56 mm ♀ 71 mm (♂ 2.2 in ♀ 2.8 in)
familyweigh
Hylidae ♂♀ 6-15 gramos (♂♀ 0.2-0.5 oz)
orderlifespan
Anura ♂♀ 3-5 years
class gestation period
Amphibia6-8 days
 population diet
This species is common.They eat insects.
habitatrange
They live in tropical forests or rainforests, lowlands, almost always near bodies of water.Central America, from the South of Mexico to the Northwest of Colombia.

Did you know...

1.

These frogs sleep during the day under leaves to stay hidden from predators.

 

2.

They use their bright colors as a defense mechanism, as predators hesitate momentarily before attacking when they notice their startling eyes, and they take this opportunity to escape. The green of its skin is difficult to see for nocturnal predators.

 

3.

Even though it may look like it is (this kind of animals often use coloration as a signal of toxicity), their skin has toxins, but it is not poisonous.

 

4.

Their predators are birds, bats and snakes.

 

5.

When it is time to mate, males quiver on leaves. When a female approaches, they jump onto her back and stay during hours while fertilizing the eggs.

 

6.

Eggs are laid under leaves suspended above water. Upon hatching, tadpoles slide off the leaves and fall into the water.

7.

With suction cups in their toes, these frogs are designed to climb. This allows them to easily attach to flat surfaces like leaves.

 

8.

These tree frogs have very good night vision.

 

9.

The skin on the belly is thin and very soft, whereas the back is thick and rough to stand the weather conditions.

 

10.

The color of tadpoles can vary depending on mood or environmental conditions.

 

11.

This kind of frogs has three eyelids on each eye to protect them.

 

12.

Even though they are not on the list of endangered species, these amphibians are threatened by climate change, the destruction of their habitat and their popularity as ‘pets’, due to their beautiful appearance.

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