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Red-eyed Treefrog

Agalychnis callidryas

Description:

A nocturnal and arboreal frog from the neotropics, found from mexico to Colombia, males are relatively small about 6 cm long and females about 9 cm long. this is probably the most photographed frog in the world because of it multiple colors, it is considered common, and easy to find especially after the rain. Reproductive behavior implies that a male emits a single note clocking from trees or vegetation over temporary ponds. A female approaches a male, apparently chosen previously, and they execute an amplexo in which the female carries the male on her back. After this she descends to the pond and it is evident that she fills her bladder by absorption through the skin. The couple returns to the vegetation and the female selects a leaf, where she deposits the eggs and the male fertilizes them. The nests vary in size, between 29 and 42 eggs. The female, with the male still in tow, returns to the pond, refills the bladder and repeats the process. (inbio)

Habitat:

Rainforest, lowlands, swampy areas gardens close to water bodies

Notes:

Pictures taken during the day, no flash was used

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10 Comments

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 months ago

Gracias a todos por los comentarios, siempre un honor y placer compartir mis hallazgos.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Well deserved. Felicidades.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

congrats, Jonathan well deserved SOTW!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 11 months ago

Congrats! Love this species and great shots!

MichaelS
MichaelS 11 months ago

Congrats, Jonathan, this Red-eyed Treefrog has been voted Spotting of the Week!

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AshleyT
AshleyT 11 months ago

“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated”

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Amazing series. Great spotting JS.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

what a shot(:

MichaelS
MichaelS 11 months ago

Wow, Incredible photos, Jonathan!

Jae
Jae 11 months ago

Stunning photos, Jonathan!

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Sarapiquí, Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 1, 2019
Submitted on Nov 11, 2019

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