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Glass Frog

Cochranella sp probably: Cochranella euknemos

Description:

About 2.5 cm long, this frog has a translucid stomach so what you see is part of the intestines and the heart. It is considered an endangered species. The eggs are white and black, and found in a gelatinous mass suspended from the tip of a leaf. This kind of frog feeds on small insects, like flies crickets and tiny moths. This little frog has found this afternoon by my son very close to our house in San Jose.

Habitat:

Rainforest

Notes:

Es considerada como una especie amenazada de extinción y está protegida y regulada por la Ley de Conservación de la Vida Silvestre No. 7317, además de la Ley Orgánica del Ambiente No. 7554 y el decreto No. 26435-MINAE.

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155 Comments (1–25)

:)

Great spotting!

That is awesome!!!

Thanks for all comments, triggsturner; Sukanya; Marek.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 2 years ago

Incredible, nature has so many faces

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Had only seen glass fish till now!

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Oh Wow! What an incredible critter. Thank you so much for sharing these images.
Robert

I think is the intestine

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 3 years ago

Wow! That see-through property could be pretty awesome in medical research, I would think. Wonder what does it?

:) so glad U like it too.

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 years ago

:D

Emiko Siddesh Rain
Emiko Siddesh Rain 3 years ago

beautiful

markus
markus 3 years ago

looks like hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni

:)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 years ago

Underneath looks like glass!

So glad you enjoy it...

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 4 years ago

Really impressive!

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Great shots! I would love to see these little guys one day! Nice find.

Sure cbet, It s a real beauty of nature...

cbet-camper4
cbet-camper4 4 years ago

Is this real?

That´s right Wow...

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 4 years ago

wow ...

Thanks randp1, so glad you like this spotting....

randp1
randp1 4 years ago

This is really awesome! The translucent underside is sorta freaky.

:)

Provincia San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.95, Long: -84.08

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

Reference

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