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Costa Rica Picture of the Day – Glass Frogs

Costa Rica Picture of the Day  (August 26th, 2013) – Each day the Costa Rican Times will be including a picture from around Costa Rica to see the natural beauty and amazing things that we get to see each day in the land of the Pura Vida.

When walking through Costa Rica’s rainforest, there is a high probability that you will come across frogs.

The warm humid weather attracts some of the most unique looking frog species, yet poisonous.

The frog in this picture is known as “glass frogs” because of their transparent skin. They are commonly found near rivers and stream and during reproduction you will find them hanging on leaves.

Eggs are usually deposited on leaves hanging over running water streams. Depending on the “glass frog” species, some adult frogs will protect the eggs until the tadpoles are ready to hatch.

One of their unique features, compared to other frogs, is that their adaptation to the environment has led their frog bodies to have green bones and a translucent stomach to the point that you can see their internal organs.

Glass frogs are nocturnal therefore you are likely to get the best natural environment view of these creatures during the night.

By Brenda Sotelo

photo credit: Mario Daniil

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