Nicaragua Giant Glass Frog

Nicaragua Giant Glass Frog

The Nicaragua giant glass frog is relatively bigger than most of the other species of glass frogs, and hence gets the name. However, they are only medium-sized frogs and are found in parts of South America.

Scientific Name Espadarana prosoblepon

Classification – Espadarana

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – 21-28 mm for males; 25-31 mm for females

Life Expectancy – 10 to 14 years

Mating Season  May to November

Gestation Period – Around 10 days

Special Features  Known for their coloration having an emerald green upper surface marked by black flecks, while the underside is yellow

Geographical Distribution – Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras

Natural Habitat – Lowland tropical forests, montane cloud forests

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Mostly spiders and soft-bodied insects

Predators – Birds of prey, snakes, water birds