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Unreviewed – Annotation score: Select the link destinations: This will be their home for the next two to three months until their metamorphosis is complete and the little tree froglets spurreoli the water to continue their lives in the forest canopy.

Groups of this species are commonly found in both natural and artificial small pools, and streams surrounded by bush vegetation associated with the upper strata of the forest, from which descend to reproduce. According to the latest hypotheses the gliding tree frog is the sister taxon of A.

Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Vocalizing males were found perching on branches of trees and shrubs 1—3 meters off the ground. The limbs are slim and the fingers and agalychnsi have adhesive discs. Egg masses are generally deposited on the upper side of the leaves. Which species are on the road to recovery?


The gliding tree frog Agalychnis spurrelli is a species of frog in family Hylidae. They lay their eggs in gelatinous masses attached to leaves, vines, branches or trunks suspended over the water and around streams, ponds or wetlands, although it has also been reported using flooded cavities in logs.

The presence of trees in their habitat may be a limiting factor, because most part of the year they prefer the upper strata of the forest, and only descending to breed.

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. These are stable identifiers sphrrelli should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Frogs glide to skydive. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Agalycgnis Laguna del Diablo province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador it was stimated population sizes of — adult individuals for a sample area of about square meters.

Literally, the masses of tadpoles drip from the foliage. December 6, Last sequence update: Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

s;urrelli The head is broad and the eyes are large, with reticulated lower eyelids. As I took it in my hand, it surprised me by letting out a deep, baritone “Grrrrt!

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At first glance, one striking difference is their huge, highly webbed hands and feet as well as the yellowish-orange coloration covering their hands, feet, belly, and sides. See more in SapoPediaEcuador. Information on the gliding treefrog is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.


Sputrelli designed and maintained by Jungle Cat Productions. It is a nocturnal tree frog species of tropical rainforests.

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We were having a great frog night, and I nearly passed it by thinking it was a Masked Tree Frog Smilisca phaeota or a Gaudy Leaf Frog Agalychnis callidryasboth of which we had already seen. Taxonomy Phylogeny Faivovich et al.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. The gliding tree frog is a nocturnal species that lives in the tree canopy.

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Distribution It is distributed from the lowlands of southern Costa Rica to central-western Ecuador. X Close Image credit. Rodents of Unusual Size. As we walked down the trail just past La Paloma Lodge, the silhouette of a tree frog perched on a leaf caught the corner of my eye. Agalyfhnis page was last edited on 16 Julyagalchnis Your basket is currently empty.

The underparts are cream and orange. A leave 30 x 11 cm contained a concentration of eggs in its upper part, and 83 on the underside, that is a total of eggs on a leaf.