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This is a small frog that, although described as being red, yellow or white, I have only ever seen the yellow and white. Whatever color the body, it has a chestnut colored stripe along each side from the tip of the nose to the tail. Their smooth backs and legs have chestnut colored spots that vary in number between individuals, some having many, some few or none. The venter is a very light yellow to pale color. The iris is predominantly gray. The nose is short and rounded, the toes are short, webbed and with suction cup toes.
These frogs were seen on low vegetation overhanging a more-or-less permanent pool in the Amazon Rainforest of SE Ecuador (700 masl).
The difference in the three colors is attributed to exposure to light. At night, in the dark they have red backs. With exposure to light it changes to yellow and is white in daylight. I have never seen red ones here. Most are yellow, even in the daylight. I have observed yellow and white-backed frogs together at the same time, so my jury is still out on that tidbit of information from Wiki 😊
Spotted on Feb 21, 2008
Submitted on Mar 15, 2021
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