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Red-Eyed Leaf Frog
$75 unframed 7" x 7"
$145 framed 15 1/2" x 15"
250 s/n plus 20 A/P
Family Hylidae --
This family of mostly tropical
frogs is distributed globally but is absent from Africa and Asia.
The center of Hylid diversity is in tropical America where nearly
three-quarters of the world's species are found. They are characterized
by peculiarities in the vertebrae and shoulder girdle as well
as the more easily easily distinguished feature of large adhesive
discs on the fingers and toes which allow them to climb on practically
any surface. The vast majority of Hylids are aboreal, although
a few are aquatic or terrestrial. Many species have adapted to
breed in small pools of water in tree cavities, bromiliads, or
Red-Eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
the Caribbean lowlands from southern Mexico to Panama, with disjunct
populations on the Pacific slopes of Panama and Costa Rica, the
gaudy two-inch long red-eyed leaf frog is a favorite of photographers
and herpetoculturists alike. During the rainy season these frogs
often congregate in large numbers in flooded aroid swamps or
other bodies of standing water with leaves directly above, to
breed. Like the other members of their genus and the related
Phylomedusa, they glue their egg clusters onto these leaves
from where the hatching tadpoles drop into the water to live
out their larval stage.