PDF | On Sep 1, , Michelle E. Thompson and others published AGALYCHNIS SPURRELLI (Gliding Leaf Frog). EXPLOSIVE BREEDING AGGREGATION. Discover the spectacular Gliding Leaf Frog (Agalychnis spurrelli) of Drake Bay, Costa Rica, on the Night Tour with Tracie the Bug Lady. Contains detailed. Learn more about the Gliding treefrog – with amazing Gliding treefrog videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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This usually takes place during or after a heavy rain.

When these frogs are in a agaoychnis to get down to the ground or are fleeing from a predator, they will freefall from their treetop perch. This will be their home for the next two to three months until their metamorphosis is complete and the little tree froglets leave the water to continue their lives in the forest canopy.

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The colour of the dorsal surface of this frog changes at nightfall from pale green to dark green. Upland chorus frog Pseudacris feriarum. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Se encuentra en las provincias de: Vega y Robertson provide distribution data in Costa Rica. Males have been observed removing eggs from the leaves with rotational movements of the feet. We were having a great frog night, and I nearly passed it by thinking it was a Masked Tree Frog Smilisca phaeota or a Gaudy Leaf Frog Agalychnis callidryasboth of which we had already seen.


Four distinct tokens exist: Savage publishes a diagnosis, and describes characters of adults and tadpoles. The eggs hatch in about six days and the tadpoles fall into the water below. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

Ortega- Andrade presents an analysis of the song recorded in Ecuadorincluding an oscillogram and spectrogram. At this time, large congregations of frogs gather at temporary ponds, flooded with rainwater.

Gliding tree frog – Wikipedia

Do not show this banner again. EMBL nucleotide sequence database More Breeding starts at night, but will sometimes continue until direct sunlight reaches the breeding area, the next morning. They will develop on the leaf for about agalycgnis days until the tadpoles wiggle out spurrlli the egg mass and into the water below. X Close Image credit. It is a nocturnal tree frog species of tropical rainforests. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

Their eyes also have a much darker maroon coloration than the bright red eyes of the Gaudy Leaf Frog. Vocalizing males were found perching on branches of trees and shrubs 1—3 meters off the ground.

Gatherings can number into spugrelli thousands and huge numbers of frogs are literally draped throughout the vegetation from 1.


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Its color changes metacrosis ; during day is usually green while the night is dark reddish brown or dark green. Phylogeny Faivovich et al. Its reproduction and management in situ and ex situ have been successful and since is part of the biocommerce program of the company Wikiri.

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Gliding tree frog

Known locations in Ecuador face considerable human pressure. Site designed and maintained by Jungle Cat Productions.

They are similar in appearance to the Gaudy Leaf Frog Agalychnis callidryasto which they are closely related. Just as we have a few friends who have witnessed these amazing reunions, we have other spurrellj who have been guiding in the area for decades and have never seen a single Gliding Tree Frog.

It would truly be an understatement to say that the Gliding Leaf Frog is a rare find.