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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Other Physical Features ectothermic bilateral symmetry Development Development – Life Cycle metamorphosis Reproduction Northern glassfrogs breed mainly during the fpeischmanni season, which extends from May to October. Their growth is time-consuming, and it takes between 1—2 years for the tadpoles to fully mature.

The specific name fleischmanni honors Carl Fleischmann, a collector in Costa Rica in the s. Terrestrial Biomes rainforest Physical Description Northern glassfrogs derive their common name from the transparent skin covering their bellies, which allows some of their internal organs to be seen.

Precipitation is typically not limiting, but fleschmanni be somewhat seasonal. 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. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

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Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. To cite this page: Feeding studies on this species are lacking, but as in related small frogs small insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates are undoubtedly eaten Duellman and Trueb, During the day, these frogs camouflage themselves under leaves but above water. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.


The mean number of eggs varies from 18 to 30, depending on locality and time of year. When confronted or approached, they tend to freeze up and not move. Glass frogs are appropriately named for the transparent skin on their belly, making their organs visible.

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni

This account co-authored with: If all goes well their eggs should hatch days after deposition and the tadpoles drop into the water, where they hide in submerged detritus or in loose bottom gravel. There is heavy predation on the eggs by various vertebrates e.

If the intruder persists, they will engage in physical combat until one is pinned down. Of all the glass frogs in Costa RicaFleischmann’s glass frogs are the most populous. They have a green semi-translucent color with yellow translucent hands.

Canopy Family Panama

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. Fleischmanni stop was Bayano, a bridge over a lake where we had: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni Boettger From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The tadpoles that fall into the lfeischmanni usually remain hidden in debris at the bottom of the stream. This frog undoubtedly occupies an important insectivorous niche in its forest habitat.

Glass Frogs are fascinating to study and of aesthetic value to humans. The eggs hatch after approximately 10—15 days. University of Oklahoma Press.

Adults reach 22 – 25mm in SVL, males being slightly smaller than females Campbell, Older and more dominant individuals have louder calls.


In insects, “incomplete metamorphosis” is when young animals are similar to adults hyalinobatfachium change gradually into the adult form, and “complete metamorphosis” is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms. Their digits have well-developed discs that are moderately expanded; their fingers are about one-half webbed and their toes are three-fourths webbed.

They must be careful not to overwater them, which can make them more susceptible to fungal infections and predation. Positive This frog undoubtedly occupies an important insectivorous niche in its forest habitat.

This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. The jelly enveloping the eggs is essentially clear but with a definite green hue.

Northern glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni)

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Northern glassfrogs breed mainly during the rainy season, which extends from May to October. The female species are slightly larger and lacks this particular flejschmanni. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat This frog occurs in humid montane forests.

Glass frogs have similarities to tree frogs. It is found in the tropical Americas from southern Mexico to Ecuador. Return to Species Database. Some risks the eggs face are infections by fungus, or being eaten by larger predators such as crickets and possums.