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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Gliding tree frog

In the Osa Peninsula Province of Puntarenas, Costa Ricain Augustthere was a congregation of spurelli, breeding individuals in an artificial pond. In Ecuador it has been recorded from the following public and private protected areas: DuellmanDuellmanDuellman y Trueb provide morphological data, photographs and illustrations under the names A.

Their eyes also have a much darker maroon coloration than agalyxhnis bright red eyes of the Gaudy Leaf Frog. Most clutches are laid between 1.

Gliding treefrog videos, photos and facts – Agalychnis spurrelli | Arkive

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. A few of our friends guiding in Corcovado National Park have agalyvhnis lucky enough come across these incredible scenes.

This page was last edited on 16 Julyat Site designed and maintained by Jungle Cat Productions. As we walked down the trail just past Spurrflli Paloma Lodge, the silhouette of a tree frog perched on a leaf caught the corner of my eye. This usually takes place during or after a heavy rain.


The metamorphs begin their ascent to the middle and upper strata of the forest just after emerging from the water. Males have nuptial pads with tiny spicules on the dorsal region of the inner finger. Unreviewed – Annotation score: It would truly be an understatement to say that the Gliding Leaf Frog is a rare find. To their bewilderment, entire aggalychnis are swarming with thousands of mating frogs, their branches bending under their weight and their leaves overwhelmed with egg masses.

Breeding starts at night, but will sometimes continue until direct sunlight reaches the breeding area, the next morning. This is version 24 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

It is threatened by habitat loss. The body is slim with smooth skin on the dorsal surface and limbs and granular skin on the spurrellli. You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Additional information Scott y StarrettRoberts y Gray provide notes of biology, ecology and natural history of populations in Central America. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

The song is a simple and weak “groan” repeated at intervals from 4 seconds to several minutes. Males have been observed removing eggs from the leaves with rotational movements of the feet. Also they are found in primary and secondary forests and intervened areas with some bushes and water bodies. Gliding treefrog Agalychnis spurrelli. The frog was off the trail on a leaf about two meters off the ground. The explosive reproduction and many simultaneous placement of clutches can be a survival strategy used by this species, rather than the premature hatching of larvae, to counteract predation.


Vega y Robertson provide distribution data in Costa Rica. Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites More At this time, large congregations of frogs gather at temporary ponds, flooded with rainwater.

The impact of chytridiomycosis in wild populations is unknown. Savage publishes a diagnosis, and describes characters of adults and tadpoles. Retrieved from ” https: Agalychnis spurrelli It would truly be an understatement to say that the Gliding Leaf Frog is a rare find.

When the tadpoles hatch, they drop to the water in the pools below. It moves about by climbing using a hand-over-hand form of spurrrelli.

He includes photographs adults, juveniles, eggsillustrations of the foot and new locality data. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Team WILD, an elite squadron spurrellu science superheroes, needs your help!