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Agalychnis callidryas  Agalychnis callidryas,Red-eyed tree frog Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Agalychnis callidryas

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  1. Stunning! Do you have any idea what it is sitting on? Posted 2 months ago
    1. Zingiber macradenium, the frog is siiting on its flower Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thanks :). It looks like a beautiful flower. Posted 2 months ago
  2. Oh My God!!!! this is cracker image. Just cant take eyes off it.
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 months ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:
    "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"
    Posted 3 days ago

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The red-eyed tree frog is an arboreal hylid native to Neotropical rainforests in Central America.

As its name suggests, the red-eyed tree frog has red eyes with vertically narrowed pupils. It has a vibrant green body with yellow and blue vertically striped sides. Its webbed feet and toes are orange or red. The skin on the red-eyed tree frog's stomach is soft and fragile skin, whereas the back is thicker and rougher.

The red-eyed tree frog has three eyelids, and sticky pads.. more

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Minor Torres
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Uploaded Oct 5, 2018. Captured Sep 30, 2018 10:26.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm