Red Eyed Tree Frog

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Agalychnis callidryas

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Male: Around 5 cm; Female: Around 7.5 cm

Average Weight – 6 – 15 g

Life Expectancy – Up to 5 years

Breeding Season – May – November

Incubation Period – 6 to 7 days

Metamorphosis Period – More than a month

Special Features – Have sticky pads on their toes; skin on the belly is soft and fragile whereas skin on the back is thick and rough; it is an excellent jumper

Family Unit – The species is communal and tend to live in groups

Geographical Distribution – Central and South America

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Lowland rainforest areas in the vicinity of rivers and hills

Diet – Flies, crickets, grasshoppers, moths

Predators – Bats, owls, snakes, young alligators, tarantulas, toucans