Granular Glass Frog

Granular Glass Frog

A species of ‘glass frog’, the granular glass frogs live in a small region of South American lowlands. Like other glass frogs, they are also known for their transparent belly through which their entire intestine is visible.

Scientific Name Cochranella granulosa

Classification – Cochranella

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – 23 to 32 mm

Life Expectancy – 10-14 years

Mating Season  During the rains

Special Features  The species is nocturnal while the males stay awake all night repeating their call

Geographical Distribution – Throughout the humid lowlands of Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua

Natural Habitat – Prefer living near fast moving streams

Conservation Status – Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Critically Endangered, Endangered

Diet – Primarily insectivorous diet, also consume larva and worms

Predators – Other large frogs, preying birds, snakes