There are a lot of varieties in the frog world, but the little glass frog is quite unique.
I am always looking for new and interesting things to write about and be discovered. In recent days I have been reading about some little frogs that are very unique.
Let me introduce you to the glass frog. This small species ranging from 5 to 7 centimeters in length is usually a light lime green in color and very similar to regular tree frogs except their under belly is transparent. This allows you to view whats on the inside of this magnificent and interesting little amphibian. You can see its baby heart beating along with its liver, intestines and everything else this little guy holds dear.
The glass frogs live during the breeding season near rivers and streams where some lay their eggs on leaves and others lay them in the water. The ones laid in the water have more predators to beware of while the ones laid on leaves have a better chance of survival. The frogs that lay their eggs on leaves usually pick leaves that over look a river or stream so once the eggs are hatched the babies fall into the water. It is interesting to note that this type of frog also seems to have some parental instincts protecting their young which is very unusual, although they have also been known to feed on their babies. When the breeding season is over you can find the Glass Frog living high up in the canopy of the forests.
Interesting and unique this frog can be found in South America, Mexico, and Panama.There are one hundred and thirty four different species in this family of Glass Frogs with many of them being on the endangered list. the reason most of these are endangered is from their homes being destroyed. With trees and forests being cut down to make room for progress in the world, their world is being destroyed. Glass frogs are very hard to see and find during the day because they are nocturnal and sit quietly on leaves and in shrubs and also are high up in the canopy, they come out and hunt at night. They have been found on expeditions into the rain forests of South America when scientists are also high up in the canopy studying plants and animals in the region. They are not sure with so called progress if these interesting frogs will survive in the wild or will become extinct.
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