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Red Eyed Tree Frog
By: Gloria Monroy
Interesting Facts
Moths, flies, crickets, and other types of insects make up the diet of the Red Eyed Tree Frog
They have a very long tongue that they flick in and out to get them
May spend long hours each night getting enough food.
They serve a purpose of making sure there isn’t an abundance of insects in a given environment
What they may consume can vary based on location and the time of year
Mating takes place between October and March.
Mating can occur around three years of age.
Males will shake branches in the trees to be able to get the attention of the females.
Communication done through vibrations
The males will also vocalize sounds
When he finds a female he will hop on her back for several hours.
Female will lay the eggs in the water.
Small tadpoles will emerge from them in a matter of days.
Tadpoles fend for themselves
They are found in tropical lowlands from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and in northern South America.
Nocturnal carnivores
They hide in the rain forest canopy and ambush crickets, flies, and moths with their long, sticky tongues.
Near water sources that its tadpoles, will need to survive.
They spend most of their lives in treetops and rarely venture down to ground level.
Oodinium is a common illness among captive red-eyed tree frogs and manifests as small whitish or gray spots all over the frog's lime green skin
They can change from lime green to dark green or brown.
The reasons for their color change include temperature, humidity, mood, and blending in with surroundings.
The color change can be very rapid, taking place over the course of just a few minutes.
The color of their feet usually ranges from orange to red.
Re-eyed tree frog is its large red eyes these frogs have three eyelids on each eye.
membrane protects the eye without limiting the frog's eyesight
between 1 1/2 and 3 inches in length
rarely leave the canopy to reach ground level.
Characteristics and Defense Mechanisms
These brightly colored frogs have a very distinctive appearance which helps to protect them.
when sense danger, the frogs flash their bright red eyes, startling their enemy and gaining an opportunity of escape
frog's skin can be displayed, confusing an enemy with the bright colors which leave behind a ghost image
Red-eyed tree frogs have suckers on the ends of their toes which enable them to climb and cling to vegetation effectively.
Red leg disease is caused by Pseudomonas and Aeromonas bacteria. Symptoms include reddening of the lower abdomen and legs as well as the formation of hematomas.
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