Male Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni are very territorial, and spend most of the year calling for females during a long mating season, from early March to late. Geographic Range. Mexico, Central, and South America: Northern glassfrogs occur in wet forests from southern Mexico through most of Central America to. Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni, the Fleischmann’s glass frog or northern glass frog, is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in the tropical.

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In males of this family, a distinct hook or bony spine is visible. Key Behaviors motile Food Habits Feeding studies on this species are lacking, but as in related small frogs small insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates are undoubtedly eaten Duellman and Trueb, Should any potential threats not back away, the frogs would fight until a winner is determined. Views Read Edit View history. Older and more dominant individuals have louder calls. They have white vocal sacs and gold irises, with an exceptionally short snout.

Hyalinnobatrachium 18—30 eggs could be laid, and flesichmanni male frog would stand guard over the eggs to protect them from predators until they hatch, and the tadpoles drop into the water. Northern glassfrogs occur in wet forests from southern Mexico through most of Central America to northern South America, ranging from near sea level to over 1,m along clear, flowing, usually rocky streams Campbell, They must be careful not to overwater them, which can make them more susceptible to fungal infections and predation.

This frog undoubtedly occupies an important insectivorous niche in its forest habitat. The hook is absent or internal in females Badger, ; Campbell, Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Danilo, born near the rural town of Penonome inis a long-time valued employee, first working at the Canopy Adventure in He guards the clutch of eggs that have been deposited, and while doing this he rotates on top of them and urinates bladder water over the eggs to keep them from drying out.


Fleischmann’s Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) ·

The mean number of eggs varies from 18 to 30, depending on locality and time of year. It can be found in shrubs and trees along forest streams; it requires good vegetation growth, and is found in primary and secondary growth forest. Retrieved 25 October The jelly enveloping the hyaoinobatrachium is essentially clear but with a definite green hue. The skin of the dorsum is smooth, having a pale lime green color with many tiny, scattered, dark melanophores and small yellow spots.

Males usually call while hanging upside down from the lower surface of leaves that hang over water Campbell, Male Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni are very territorial, and spend most of the year calling for females during a long mating season, from early March to late November. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The eggs hatch after approximately 10—15 days. Pied water-tyrant, striated heron, cocoi heron, least grebe, orange-chinned parakeet, purple gallinule, neotropic cormorant, yellow-bellied elaenia, rusty-margined flycatcher, otter, howler monkey and anhinga.

They also possess a white vocal sac that can be used to produce sounds for mating.

Northern glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) | Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

American Museum of Natural History. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: In addition to its distinctive upper side, it can be best identified by its underside, in which a white sheet of guanine covers its heart, upper liver and also wraps around its digestive system.

This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. It has a short, rounded snout and gold irises with horizontal, elliptical pupils, and its eyes point forward.

In other words, Central and South America. The victor would be able to reproduce with the female. Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni Boettger This frog has also been placed in the genera Centrolenella and Hyalinobatrachium by various authors.


A simple direct shot from a raindrop has been known to kill a glass frog. While guarding the eggs some of the males will eat any eggs damaged by parasites thereby controlling the spread of disease among the clutch Badger, Terrestrial Biomes rainforest Physical Description Northern glassfrogs derive their common name from the transparent skin covering their bellies, which allows some of their internal organs to be seen.

Adults reach 22 – 25mm in SVL, males being slightly smaller than females Campbell, The yolks of recenlty laid eggs are pale green and the developing embryos are yellow. It is found in the tropical Americas from southern Mexico to Ecuador.

Located on the upper arm near the shoulders, it is believed that they use this hook as a weapon to defend their territory and perhaps to inflict wounds on other frogs. These photos of the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni were taken in the garden of the Canopy Lodge.

The specific name fleischmanni honors Carl Fleischmann, a collector in Costa Rica in the s. Cat-eyed snake and invertebrates e. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

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There is heavy predation on the eggs by various vertebrates e. University of Oklahoma Press. Other Physical Features ectothermic bilateral symmetry Development Development – Life Cycle metamorphosis Reproduction Northern glassfrogs breed mainly during the rainy season, which extends from May to October. Females lay eggs on the underside of a leaf overhanging water.

It is one of the most widespread species of glass frogs.

In Costa Ricathese frogs live in lowland wet forests, rain forests, and even in higher elevations. First stop was Bayano, a bridge over a lake where we had: Their limbs are relatively long and slender with no auxiliary membrane.