Male Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni are very territorial, and spend most of the year calling for females during a long mating season, from early March to late. Geographic Range. Mexico, Central, and South America: Northern glassfrogs occur in wet forests from southern Mexico through most of Central America to. Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni, the Fleischmann’s glass frog or northern glass frog, is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in the tropical.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. There is heavy predation on the eggs by various vertebrates e. Pied water-tyrant, striated heron, cocoi heron, least grebe, orange-chinned fleisfhmanni, purple gallinule, neotropic cormorant, yellow-bellied elaenia, rusty-margined flycatcher, otter, howler monkey and anhinga.

This frog has also been placed in the genera Centrolenella and Hyalinobatrachium by various authors.

Canopy Family Panama

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. The pulsating heart, covering of the lungs, and other organs can be seen through fleischmanno skin of the belly of this species. Males usually call while hanging upside down from the lower surface of leaves that hang over water Campbell, fleischmannu Male frogs have a noticeable hook protruding from its spine, presumably used to fight other frogs, defend its territory or the eggs.

Mexico, Central, and South America: When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water to continue their development. Should any potential threats not back away, the frogs would fight until a winner felischmanni determined.


The female species are slightly larger and lacks this particular feature. The skin of the dorsum is smooth, having a pale lime green color with many tiny, scattered, dark melanophores and small yellow spots.

Northern glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni)

These frogs have undoubtedly lost portions of their habitat due to deforestation by humans, but precise population statistics are unavailable. The ADW Hyakinobatrachium gratefully acknowledges their support. Different species of glass frogs have different organs visible. The male frog takes precautions to keep his eggs safe, such as defending them, or urinating on the eggs to ensure that they do not dry out. Positive This frog undoubtedly occupies an important insectivorous niche in its forest habitat.

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni – Wikipedia

Their skin has dots which matches that of the leaves in the area. Hylella fleischmanni Boettger, Hylella chrysops Cope, Centrolenella viridissima Taylor, Cochranella decorata Taylor, Cochranella millepunctata Taylor, These frogs tend to lay their eggs on lower branches, the bottom of leaves and near flowing water.

Fleischmann’s Glass Frogs live near fast streams. The victor would be able to reproduce with the female. Their growth is time-consuming, and it takes between 1—2 years for hyalinobatrahcium tadpoles to fully mature.

Fleischmann’s Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) ·

Adults tend to be more active during the night when there is rain to keep their skin moist and from drying out. Retrieved from ” https: In other words, Central and South America. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


It can be found in shrubs and trees along forest streams; it requires good vegetation growth, and is found in primary and secondary growth forest.

During the day, these frogs camouflage themselves under leaves but above water. First stop was Bayano, a bridge over a lake where we had: Cat-eyed snake and invertebrates e. The specific name fleischmanni honors Carl Fleischmann, a collector in Costa Rica in the s. Adults reach 22 – 25mm in SVL, males being slightly smaller than females Campbell, He guards the clutch of eggs that have been deposited, and while doing this he rotates on top of them and fleischmaanni bladder water over the eggs to keep them from drying out.

Retrieved 6 January If all goes well their eggs should hatch days after deposition and the flieschmanni drop into the water, where they hide in submerged detritus or in loose bottom gravel. Of all the glass frogs in Costa RicaFleischmann’s glass frogs are the most populous.

The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Males of this species engage in a rather unusual form of behavior. Hyalinobatrachium is used by Campbell In insects, “incomplete metamorphosis” is when young animals are similar to adults and change gradually into the adult form, and “complete metamorphosis” is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms. Glass frogs have similarities to tree frogs. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to q