Also known as the Limon Giant Glass Frog, this is the largest glass frog species in Central America. Males having a sv length of up to 29mm and females a little larger at up to 34mm. The dorsal surface is bright emerald green and the ventral a very pale green to translucent. The frogs inner organs can be seen under the skin. The nostrils are prominent on top of the snout and the eyes are striking being silver with black reticulations and point forward. Toes are webbed and fingers less so.
Found in very humid foothill forest, this individual was above a small fast running stream in near darkness under foliage in the Tapanti National Park in Costa Rica. As a species it is found from southern Nicaragua down to northern west Colombia and a small area in north Ecuador.
Although listed as Least Concern, like a lot of amphibians one of the biggest risks to this species is habitat loss. The message is getting through to many in Costa Rica. This is a wonderful creature found in an incredible country.
Lat: 9.88, Long: -83.68
Spotted on Apr 12, 2018
Submitted on Nov 26, 2018
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