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GLASS FROGS and EGGSHyalinobatrachium valerioi ©Elke Vockenhuber
Hyalinobatrachium valerioi is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. Source
Glass frogs are mostly arboreal. They live along rivers and streams during the breeding season, and are particularly diverse in montane cloud forests of Central and South America.
The eggs are usually deposited on the leaves of trees or shrubs hanging over the running water of mountain streams, creeks, and small rivers. One species leave its eggs over stones close to waterfalls. The method of egg-laying on the leaf varies between species. The males usually call from leaves close to their egg clutches. The eggs are less vulnerable to predators than those laid within water, but can be affected by parasitic fly species. As a result, some glass frogs show parental care. After they hatch, the tadpoles fall into the waters below. The tadpoles are elongated, with powerful tails and low fins, suited for fast flowing water. Outside of the breeding season some species live in the canopy. Source
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Red-eyed Tree frog Embryos
Pygmy Marsupial Frog - carries tadpole in pits on her back
Suriname Toad - video
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speednacer:

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.  GLASS FROGS <3

GLASS FROGS and EGGS
Hyalinobatrachium valerioi
©Elke Vockenhuber

Hyalinobatrachium valerioi is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. Source

Glass frogs are mostly arboreal. They live along rivers and streams during the breeding season, and are particularly diverse in montane cloud forests of Central and South America.

The eggs are usually deposited on the leaves of trees or shrubs hanging over the running water of mountain streams, creeks, and small rivers. One species leave its eggs over stones close to waterfalls. The method of egg-laying on the leaf varies between species. The males usually call from leaves close to their egg clutches. The eggs are less vulnerable to predators than those laid within water, but can be affected by parasitic fly species. As a result, some glass frogs show parental care. After they hatch, the tadpoles fall into the waters below. The tadpoles are elongated, with powerful tails and low fins, suited for fast flowing water. Outside of the breeding season some species live in the canopy. Source

Other posts you may like:

Red-eyed Tree frog Embryos

Pygmy Marsupial Frog - carries tadpole in pits on her back

Suriname Toad - video

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speednacer:

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.  GLASS FROGS <3

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