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Central American Smilisca

Smilisca phaeota


Large tree frog about 7 to 8 cm long. it is nocturnal, during the day time frequently seen in large leaves not to far from the forest floor. this particular individual was seen fresting on a Alpinia ginger, but after the first pictures it jump to another plant . one of the main characteristics of this wonderful frog is, it silvery eyes.


Rainforest, gardens in edges of forest


Smilisca phaeota is capable of changing color. It can change the color of its upper surface to tan or green. They are usually tan during the day and change to green during the night (Leenders 2001). Similar species include:1) Smilisca baudinii, which differs from S. phaeota by the former's lack of reticulate flanks and white stripes on the lip, forearm, and leg. 2)Smilisca puma, which is smaller and has little or no webbing (Savage 2002). (Taken from internet)

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AshleyT 8 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!

Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.44, Long: -84.71

Spotted on Jun 11, 2019
Submitted on Jun 11, 2019

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