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Glass Frog Luz Burgos
Name The Glass Frog’s scientific name is hyalinobatrachium pellucidum. The Glass Frog had gotten its name because of its translucent skin on the underside of its body that lets you see their organs. Glass Frogs are amphibians.
Features Transparent skin: the glass frog has transparent skin on its underside (some species have on the top), which makes it hard for their predators to see them. Glass Frogs are very small, their average size are 1.4 to 3 centimeters long. Through its transparent skin you can see the liver, heart, digestive tract and sometimes its lung.
Features Unlike other frogs, Glass Frog’s have their eyes facing the front. Most of the frogs are different shades of g, and some are brown. The Glass Frog called, ocelli has tiny spots covering its body.
Location Glass frogs can be found in the rainforests of Central and South America
Diet Small Glass Frog’s will typically eat small insects. Giant Glass Frogs from the pacific, will usually eat small fish or other frogs.
Reproduction Almost all glass frogs are arboreal. Breeding happens closer to streams and rivers, anywhere from 10 to 20 feet in the air. Parents keep an eye on eggs because of maggots and larvae of wasps. The Glass Frog breeds its eggs on a leaf up in the air, so that they can fall directly into the stream.
Tadpoles When tadpoles fall into the stream, they have a lack of pigment, small eyes, and a strong swimming tail.
Tadpoles Next, before the tadpoles turn into tiny little frogs their eyes begin to get larger, their tiny hind legs begin to grow and their digestive tracks change, so that they can eat animal prey.
Extinction and Species There are over 134 species of glass frogs with 60 of the species threatened. If Glass Frogs where to be extinct, then there would be no bio indicator for flora and fauna.
Why They are Endangered Glass Frogs are endangered because of the fungus that is taking over their homes The fungus is called Chytridiomycosis. The fungus causes the amphibians skin to get infected. This change can be deadly because they observe water through their skin instead of their mouths.
Taxonomy Order Anura Family Centrolenidae
Facts Glass Frogs are nocturnal They are arboreal In certain species, the male guards the eggs until they hatch They have to hide during strong rains due to their fragile bodies Adults are more active at night and during light precipitation
More Facts They help control insect population Freshwater creature Fewer than 5,000 glass frogs excist since of 2004 After breeding season most lass frogs go back up to the canopy Great use of bioindication
Nocturnal During the night, Glass Frogs are very active and are hunting for food. From very late at night to very early mornings they spend their time breeding
Glass Frog Discovery Glass Frogs have recently been discover in the mountains of Ecuador and Columbia
Predators The Glass Frogs predators are: Snake