Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

Red_eyed_tree_frog_edit2leastconcernRed-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is a member of the tree frog family, Hylidae. They are found from Mexico down to Panama with some reports of it being in Colombia. Females reach 3 inches long while males are smaller, only reaching 2.32 inches long.

Adults are leaf green or dark green in color with blue, purple or brown sides. The young froglets can change colors. They are green during the day but can change to purple or reddish brown during the night. The Red-eyed Tree Frog is a nocturnal frog, active during the night while sitting still in the trees during the day.

One of the interesting things about the Red-eyed Tree frog’s eggs is that when the clutch is attacked, the other eggs start to hatch. You can see a video of it on this website – http://sites.bu.edu/warkentinlab/video-library/

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