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Glass Frog

Cochranella sp probably: Cochranella euknemos


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.




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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153 Comments (1–25)


Great spotting!

That is awesome!!!

Thanks for all comments, triggsturner; Sukanya; Marek.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 8 years ago

Incredible, nature has so many faces

SukanyaDatta 8 years ago

Had only seen glass fish till now!

triggsturner 8 years ago

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

I think is the intestine

shebebusynow 9 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 9 years ago


Emiko Siddesh Rain
Emiko Siddesh Rain 9 years ago


markus 9 years ago

looks like hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni


HazelMarley 9 years ago

Underneath looks like glass!

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

So glad you enjoy it...

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 10 years ago

Really impressive!

staccyh 10 years ago

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

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

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

cbet-camper4 10 years ago

Is this real?

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

That´s right Wow...

SandraPereira 10 years ago

wow ...

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

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

randp1 10 years ago

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

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago


Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Cinco Esquinas, San José, Costa Rica

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

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