Gliding Tree Frog

Gliding Tree Frog

The Gliding Tree Frog lives in a small area in South America, however, they are abundantly found throughout the region. They are known for their colorful appearance.

Scientific Name – Agalychnis spurrelli

Classification – Agalychnis

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – 48 to 56 mm for males; 60 to 72 mm (2.4 to 2.8 in) for females

Mating Season  Rainy season

Gestation Period – Approximately six days

Special Features  The vibrant colors – red eyes, green back and cream-yellow belly – made these frogs a choice for pet trade

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern and southwestern parts of Costa Rica, northwestern Ecuador, Panama, and the Pacific lowlands of Colombia

Natural Habitat – Moist tropical to subtropical lowland forests; in fresh water bodies and in the marshy regions

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Insects, worms, larvae

Predators – Snakes, birds of prey, larger frogs