AGALYCHNIS ANNAE PDF

Herpetologie Agalychnis annae is een kikker uit de familie Phyllomedusidae. De soort werd lange tijd tot de familie boomkikkers Hylidae gerekend. De kikker werd voor het eerst wetenschappelijk beschreven door William Edward Duellman in Oorspronkelijk werd de wetenschappelijke naam Phyllomedusa annae gebruikt. Zoals veel makikikkers heeft ook deze soort een bonte kleurentekening; een helder groene rug, maar hemelsblauwe poten, tenen en soms zelfs flanken.

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This frog can be identified by its red eyes with vertical pupils, and its orange hands and feet. They have extensive webbing between the fingers and toes and large suction disks at end of each digit Leenders The adults are light or dark leaf green with some individuals having one to several raised yellow spots on their dorsal side.

The sides of the body and anterior and posterior surface of the thighs are bluish purple. Their iris color can range from orange to tomato red. Their ventral side are cream anteriorly with a yellow or orange tint posteriorly. Other than the size difference between the males and females, males develop a dark or black patch on the inside of the base of the thumb during mating season Guyer and Donnelly This species closely resembles Agalychnis callidryas red-eyed leaf frog but with some differences.

It has a uniform dark blue or purple flanks instead of vertical white, yellow, or cream bars found in the red-eyed leaf frog. Another difference is that Agalychnis saltator changes its color from uniform leaf-green during the day to tan or brown during the night, while the red-eyed leaf frog just change their hue Leenders This red-eyed leaf frog occurs in the humid lowlands of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It is found in the same areas as Agalychnis callidryas Leenders They inhabit swamps during the mating season wet season and canopy trees in primary forest during the dry season Guyer and Donnelly Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors During the mating season, these tree frogs breed on vines that overhang temporary ponds in forested areas Leenders Males give off a short,soft, high pitched "peep" or "chirp" at the breeding site.

The call has a long interval which can last up to 30 seconds. Calls are made from the perch of the trees around the breeding sites Guyer and Donnelly They only mate after periods of heavy precipitation. Eggs are laid on mosses that cover the vines. It is during this time that the frogs are most prone to predation.

Ants have been observed preying on the frog eggs. Various species of snakes feed on both eggs and adults. They are known as the parachuting red-eyed leaf frog because in order to move rapidly to mating grounds, males leap from considerable height to leaves of a plant. While jumping, this frogs extends its limbs and spreads out the skin between its fingers and toes Leenders Trends and Threats All five Agalychnis species A.

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