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Masked Frog

Smilisca phaeota

Description:

Golden colored frog

Habitat:

Was in the hot sun on a warm wooden deck

Notes:

Beautiful golden coloration

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9 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Excellent amphibian spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Great shot Yasser!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 8 years ago

Whoa, beautiful frog! I love those black mask lines! It looks pretty big, about how big was it?? Pics are great by the way... such lovely face shots! :)

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Thanks Lars! I'm practicing :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Great macro, Yasser

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Daniele and Yasser, The two of you are getting me very intrigued in this area.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Yasser,
Your posting intrigued me; I think I may have seen the same frog 4 years ago!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/639...

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Gordon, thanks for the help! I think you're right. I've added some more photos of a higher resolution. It was really beautiful.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Could be a masked frog (Smilisca phaeota). They exhibit a wide variation in overall coloration, although the facial patterns remain pretty much the same. See http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bocas_databa... and see what you think. I did a bit of research on images and am fascinated by the number of frog species in that area.

Yasser
Spotted by
Yasser

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.58, Long: -84.61

Spotted on Jun 8, 2011
Submitted on Jun 8, 2011

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