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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Agalychnis spurrelli Boulengerspurrellli Taxonomy Agalychnks Faivovich et al. At first glance, one striking difference is their huge, highly webbed hands and feet as well as the yellowish-orange coloration covering their hands, feet, belly, and sides. Rodents of Unusual Size. 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.

During these breeding frenzies, males greatly outnumber females and will frequently fight amongst themselves for access to them. Vocalizing males were found perching on branches of trees and shrubs 1—3 meters off the ground.

National Institutes of Health. The gliding tree frog is a nocturnal species that lives in the tree canopy. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.


Information on the gliding treefrog is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. At this time, large congregations of frogs gather at temporary ponds, flooded with rainwater. The underparts are cream and orange. Please consider upgrading your browser.

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Protein Motif fingerprint database; a protein domain database More Systems used to automatically annotate proteins with high accuracy:. The frogs featured on this page are those agqlychnis wild individuals encountered in Drake Bay during the Night Tour. Males are territorial, coexist at an average distance of 40—50 cm or more, and have a high fidelity to vocalization sites.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is agalyfhnis 24 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. In the Osa Peninsula Province of Puntarenas, Costa Ricain Augustthere was a congregation of 13, breeding individuals in an artificial pond.

Do not show this banner again. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Agalychnis spurrelli. This species is abundant in a localized manner. Agalychnis spurrelli It would truly be an understatement to say that the Gliding Leaf Frog is a rare find.

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Also they are found in primary and secondary forests and intervened areas with some bushes and water bodies. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. In 14 counts of egg production, these contained between 14 and 67 eggs.


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Its color changes metacrosis ; during day is usually green while the night is dark reddish brown or dark green. Your basket is currently empty. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Breeding starts at night, but will sometimes continue until direct sunlight reaches the breeding area, the next morning. Select the link destinations: This usually takes place during or after a heavy rain. Automatic assertion inferred from database entries i.

Its reproduction and management in situ and ex situ have been successful and since is part of the biocommerce program of the company Wikiri. The presence of trees in their habitat may be a limiting factor, because most part of the year they prefer the upper strata of the forest, and only descending to breed.

According to Ortega-Andrade et al.