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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They are similar in appearance to the Gaudy Leaf Frog Agalychnis callidryasto which they are closely related. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Agalychnis spurrelli.

Agalychis lay their eggs in gelatinous masses attached to leaves, vines, branches or trunks suspended over the water and around streams, ponds or wetlands, although it has also been reported using flooded cavities in logs. December 6, Last modified: A leave 30 x 11 cm contained a concentration of eggs in its upper part, and 83 on the underside, that is a total of eggs on a leaf. The metamorphs begin their ascent to the middle and upper strata of the forest just after emerging from the water.

It lists the nodes as they appear top-down in the taxonomic tree, with the more general grouping listed first. The spurrell is a simple and weak “groan” repeated at intervals from 4 seconds to several minutes. Knowing what we had, Tracie and I were by far the most excited people in the group that night.


October 25, This is version 24 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Known locations in Ecuador face considerable human pressure. We were having a great frog night, and I nearly passed it by thinking it was a Masked Tree Frog Smilisca phaeota or a Gaudy Leaf Frog Agalychnis callidryasboth of which we had already seen.

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Egg masses are generally deposited on the upper side of the leaves. Distribution It is distributed from the lowlands of southern Costa Rica to central-western Ecuador. Your basket is currently empty. The gliding tree frog Agalychnis spurrelli is a species of frog in family Hylidae. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Studies have shown that frogs released at a height of 4. Males have nuptial pads with tiny spicules on the dorsal region of the inner finger.

December 6, Last sequence update: They are strictly canopy dwellers, which explains why they are so rarely encountered in their forest habitat. Q32U09 Primary citable accession number: Agalychnis spurrelli Boulenger Four distinct tokens exist: A few of our friends guiding in Corcovado National Park have agalychns lucky enough come across these incredible scenes.

Retrieved 3 January Agalychnis spurrelli Gliding leaf frog Agalychnis litodryas.

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National Institutes of Health. As I took it in my hand, it surprised me by letting out a deep, baritone “Grrrrt! Birds such as the Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio eats their eggs, while kingfishers guy Chloroceryle american a eat tadpoles. Frogs on the Pacific side are slightly agalychni than on the Caribbean and also differ in that their belly has an yellowish-orange coloration.


Rodents of Unusual Size. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London The agalycnnis is slim with smooth skin on the dorsal surface and limbs and granular skin on the belly. Unreviewed – Annotation score: Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! X Close Image credit. Phylogeny Faivovich et al. Duellman spirrelli, DuellmanDuellman y Trueb provide morphological data, photographs and illustrations under the names A.

Pfam protein domain database More In Ecuador occupies a range of 19, square kms Ortega-Andrade I could not believe my eyes as I inspected the beautiful frog and realized it was a Gliding Leaf Frog.

It moves about by climbing using a hand-over-hand form of locomotion. To their bewilderment, entire trees are swarming with thousands of mating frogs, their branches bending under their weight and their leaves overwhelmed with egg masses.

This species is agalychni in a localized manner. When these frogs are in a hurry to get down to the ground or are fleeing from a predator, they will freefall from their treetop perch. The eggs are pigmented with green. Frogs glide to skydive. Explosive breeding takes place in the rainy season. Select item s and click on “Add to basket” to create your own collection here entries max.