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Sachatamia ilex One of the most delicate and fantastic creatures of the nocturnal environment of the forest, Sachatamia Ilex, Ghost Glass Frog, or Rana fantasma.<br />
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If we want to describe its characteristics, we must consider some important data, this little jewel of nature measures on average between about 2.7 to 3.4 centimeters in length. Its head is wide with nostrils and very prominent eyes; it has a fine, transparent and smooth skin of a yellowish green color and have whitish eyes with a beautiful pattern of blue crisscrossing lines, looking as if a bad night had passed.<br />
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If we mention the habits of this wonderful species, it is necessary to emphasize that its habits are nocturnal and it is arboreal, it is noticed in the terminations of its fingers with special pads and interdigital membrane, special to adhere to the leaves and the vegetation. Their bones are green and very interesting: the males have a sharp white hook in the arm.<br />
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Its distribution includes Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean slope of Nicaragua, and the west of Colombia. In Costa Rica it is distributed on both slopes in the low and middle humid lands, mainly on the Atlantic slope and on the Pacific coast in the R&iacute;o T&aacute;rcoles and San Mateo basin.<br />
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Una de las m&aacute;s delicadas y fant&aacute;sticas criaturas del ambiente nocturno del bosque, la Sachatamia Ilex, Ghost Glass Frog, conocida como Rana fantasma.<br />
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Si describimos sus caracter&iacute;sticas debemos considerar algunos datos importantes, esta peque&ntilde;a joya de la naturaleza mide en promedio entre unos 2.7 a 3.4 cent&iacute;metros de longitud. Es ancha su cabeza con orificios nasales y ojos saltados, muy prominentes, de coloraci&oacute;n b; posee una fina, transparente y lisa piel de un color verde amarillento tienen un patr&oacute;n azul, blancuzcos con un hermoso patr&oacute;n de l&iacute;neas azules entrecruzadas, de apariencia como si hubiese pasado una mala noche.<br />
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Si mencionamos los h&aacute;bitos de esta maravillosa especie, hay que destacar que sus h&aacute;bitos son nocturnos y es arbor&iacute;cola, se nota en las terminaciones de sus dedos con unas almohadillas especiales y membrana interdigital, especial para adherirse a las hojas y la vegetaci&oacute;n. Sus huesos son de color verde y muy interesante, los machos presentan un gancho blanco agudo en el brazo.<br />
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Su distribuci&oacute;n comprende Costa Rica, Panam&aacute; y la Vertiente Caribe de Nicaragua, hasta el oeste de Colombia.<br />
En Costa Rica se distribuye en ambas vertientes en las tierras h&uacute;medas bajas y medias, principalmente en la Vertiente Atl&aacute;ntica y en la costa Pac&iacute;fica en la cuenca del R&iacute;o T&aacute;rcoles y San Mateo. Sachatamia ilex Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Sachatamia ilex

One of the most delicate and fantastic creatures of the nocturnal environment of the forest, Sachatamia Ilex, Ghost Glass Frog, or Rana fantasma.

If we want to describe its characteristics, we must consider some important data, this little jewel of nature measures on average between about 2.7 to 3.4 centimeters in length. Its head is wide with nostrils and very prominent eyes; it has a fine, transparent and smooth skin of a yellowish green color and have whitish eyes with a beautiful pattern of blue crisscrossing lines, looking as if a bad night had passed.

If we mention the habits of this wonderful species, it is necessary to emphasize that its habits are nocturnal and it is arboreal, it is noticed in the terminations of its fingers with special pads and interdigital membrane, special to adhere to the leaves and the vegetation. Their bones are green and very interesting: the males have a sharp white hook in the arm.

Its distribution includes Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean slope of Nicaragua, and the west of Colombia. In Costa Rica it is distributed on both slopes in the low and middle humid lands, mainly on the Atlantic slope and on the Pacific coast in the Río Tárcoles and San Mateo basin.


Una de las más delicadas y fantásticas criaturas del ambiente nocturno del bosque, la Sachatamia Ilex, Ghost Glass Frog, conocida como Rana fantasma.

Si describimos sus características debemos considerar algunos datos importantes, esta pequeña joya de la naturaleza mide en promedio entre unos 2.7 a 3.4 centímetros de longitud. Es ancha su cabeza con orificios nasales y ojos saltados, muy prominentes, de coloración b; posee una fina, transparente y lisa piel de un color verde amarillento tienen un patrón azul, blancuzcos con un hermoso patrón de líneas azules entrecruzadas, de apariencia como si hubiese pasado una mala noche.

Si mencionamos los hábitos de esta maravillosa especie, hay que destacar que sus hábitos son nocturnos y es arborícola, se nota en las terminaciones de sus dedos con unas almohadillas especiales y membrana interdigital, especial para adherirse a las hojas y la vegetación. Sus huesos son de color verde y muy interesante, los machos presentan un gancho blanco agudo en el brazo.

Su distribución comprende Costa Rica, Panamá y la Vertiente Caribe de Nicaragua, hasta el oeste de Colombia.
En Costa Rica se distribuye en ambas vertientes en las tierras húmedas bajas y medias, principalmente en la Vertiente Atlántica y en la costa Pacífica en la cuenca del Río Tárcoles y San Mateo.

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    "Frog eyes!! Frogs may be well-known for their jumping skills, croaking, and slimy skin, but their eyes are seriously impressive! Eyes are such complex sensory organs, and frog eyes have several characteristics that make them even more amazing! Most frogs have large, bulging eyes that are positioned on top of their heads. The size and position of their eyeballs gives them close to a 360 degree field of view and compensates for their inability to turn their heads. Their eyes also have a nictitating membrane, which is like a semi-transparent eyelid that protects and camouflages their eyes. Frogs have powerful night vision, thanks to a mirror-like layer of tissue behind their retinas, called the tapetum lucidum, which makes their eyes appear to glow in the dark. It helps them see objects in low light. And, if their eyes get damaged, they can regenerate the different structures and self-repair! Amazing! One of the most strangely cool things about frog eyes is that they help with eating. Frogs don't have the muscles needed to chew and swallow their food. So, when a frog swallows, its eyes retract into openings in their skull, push the food down its throat, and help it to swallow! Eyes are amazing organs. Just the fact that all the components in an eyeball work together so that we can see the world around us is astounding! The diversity of frog eye color and patterns, in addition to their special features makes frog eyes truly exceptional. {Credits are in the comments} #JungleDragon"
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''Sachatamia ilex'' is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae. It is found in eastern Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, western Colombia (Pacific lowlands and the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental), and western Ecuador. Common name Limon giant glass frog has been coined for this species, apparently in reference to its type locality in the canton of Limón, Costa Rica.

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Species identified by Minor Torres
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Uploaded Oct 16, 2017. Captured Oct 13, 2017 14:20.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/6s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm