THE LITTLE RED-EYED FROG

Year 2013

Costa Rica is home to thousands of different species of plants and wildlife. Nonetheless, the Agalychnis Callidryas, known by its bright green color and big red eyes, is characteristic of our country.

The limbs of these tree frogs have little suction cups on their underside that allow them to attach themselves to leaves. Also, they have long, sticky tongues. However, the most notable feature is their red eyes. These have very narrow pupils that extend vertically and produce a unique appearance. Although they are majorly bright green, they can also be seen with yellow and blue stripes along their sides, and their limbs can often be orange or red. The skin on their backs is thick and rough, but their belly is soft and more fragile.

They can be found in their natural habitat in national parks like: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Tortuguero National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park. These frogs are more active in daytime temperatures between 75 and 85 Fahrenheit degrees, and at night temperatures between 66 and 77 Fahrenheit degrees.

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