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Gliding Tree Frog (juvenile)

Agalychnis spurelli

Description:

The closest I got was the Gliding Tree Frog (Agalychnis spurrelli), but this one was smaller (about 3cm long) and doesn't have fully webbed toes. The Gliding Tree Frog is described as changing colour from pale to dark green for the night, my spotting is rather brown, but it has some pale green under the eyes. The orange underside would fit the description. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliding_tr...

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica.

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22 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Amazing colours especially the green under the eyes.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thank you for the nomination, Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years 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 Felix!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thank you, much appreciated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Superb.. love that last shot.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Indeed! Thanks, Bhagya.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

too cute...

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Thanks Ashley, I'll change the info.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your ID is correct. The only other tree frogs there with red eyes and vertical pupils have different color flanks. He should get more webbing as he gets bigger. Cute little guy!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Will do, thanks for the tip, Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Felix, in case it helps getting an ID you may want to add this spotting to the following mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1299...

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Thank you Pradeep.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Nice series great spotting!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

..and Nick.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Thank you very much, Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Great photography, Felix...well done.

Nick Pope
Nick Pope 5 years ago

Awesome

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Thanks triggsturner, I've spent considerable time trying to ID this guy. No clear results yet, though.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Can't help with ID Felix but lovely images. Hope you get to the bottom of it.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Yeah, finely granulated.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Was the skin on the belly granular?

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

the green under the eye hints towards the gliding tree frog.I know that the process of changing from yellow to white,in crab spiders, takes quite a few hours.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 27, 2015
Submitted on Sep 4, 2016

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