Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Gastrotheca sp.

Gastrotheca sp.

Description:

It is a small marsupial frog species, about 4 centimeters. Is surely related with Gastrotheca marsupiata, and shares their terrestrial habits, but lives in a different habitat, and is likely to be an undescribed species for science. They sing only during persistent rain from deep crevices between the rocks on the ground, so it is very rare to find. Like other marsupial frogs, probably deposited fertilized eggs in the back of the female. Born tadpoles are deposited in temporary ponds, probably when the cracks where they live are flooded by the rains. More information on my blog (spanish): http://diversidadentrependientes.wordpre...

Habitat:

Inhabits cloud forests an montane rainforest between 2,300 and 2,600 meters high, on the ground, in cracks formed by natural landslides, and between the roots of ferns (The third photo shows the habitat)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Great captures and spotting :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Precious frog pictures, love the coloring!

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

nice capture ...

MauricioPacheco
Spotted by
MauricioPacheco

Municipio Coroico, Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team