Reticulated Glass Frog
The Reticulated Glass Frogs are found in parts of the continent of South America, and are known for their transparent to translucent underside, from which they get their name.
Scientific Name – Hyalinobatrachium valerioi
Classification – Hyalinobatrachium
Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole
Collective Noun – Knot
Length/Size – 3 to 7.5 cm
Life Expectancy – 10 and 14 years in the wild
Mating Season – Late summer to monsoon
Special Features – The males are protective of their young ones 24/7 before hatching out and are known to kick out creatures like wasps trying to feast upon the eggs.
Geographical Distribution – In the rain forests of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador
Natural Habitat – Usually arboreal, but also live along streams and rivers during the mating season
Diet – Insects, larvae, various arthropods
Predators – Larger frogs, birds of prey, snakes