Splendid Leaf Frog

Splendid Leaf Frog

The Splendid Leaf Frog is famous for their bizarre and spectacular coloration. The dorsal part and the tips of the four legs are bright cyan to bluish green, while the rest is golden yellow with dark stripes. They are nocturnal by nature and live mostly on trees.

Scientific Name Cruziohyla calcarifer

Classification – Cruziohyla

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

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Up to 87 mm

Mating Season  During the rains

Special Features – The females are larger than the males

Social Structure – Live in scattered flocks atop trees

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

Natural Habitat – Higher branches on top of large trees in dense forests

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Insects

Predators – Snakes are birds