Ghost Glass Frog

Ghost Glass Frog

The ghost glass frog belongs to the ‘glass frog’ family that is primarily found in parts of South America. These frogs are named so for their protruding eyes with black marks, giving them a bizarre look.

Scientific Name Sachatamia ilex

Classification – Sachatamia

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Up to 37 mm

Life Expectancy – 10 and 14 years in the wild

Mating Season  Rainy season

Special Features  The eyes are silvery white having black reticulations

Geographical Distribution – In the wet forests of Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador

Natural Habitat – Prefers living in the spray zone of waterfalls or streams, and on large low-lying leaves

Diet – Insects, worms, larvae

Predators – Different snakes, mammals and birds