Golden Coqui

Golden Coqui

Scientific Name – Eleutherodactylus jasperi

Classification – Eleutherodactylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 1.7–2.2 cm (0.67–0.87 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Not known

Gestation Period – Around 28 days

Special Features – Gives birth to live young; upper surface is covered in small bumps; possess a bluntly rounded snout; digits have vestigial webbing with rounded terminal discs; coloration ranges from uniform olive-gold to yellow-gold upper surface with pale yellow underside barring the transparent abdominal skin; pale gray iris with black speckles

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Puerto Rico

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Critically Endangered

Natural Habitat – Bromeliads in subhumid forest, open and rocky areas

Diet – Insects, other tiny invertebrates

Predators – Not known