Reticulated Glass Frog

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