Sachatamia ilex

Sachatamia ilex

''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.
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. Costa Rica,Fall,Geotagged,Sachatamia ilex

Appearance

Adult males measure 27–29 mm (1.1–1.1 in) and females 28–34 mm (1.1–1.3 in) in snout–vent length. The snout is truncate in lateral view. Both fingers and toes have webbing. The dorsal skin is shagreen. The dorsum is uniform dark green in color. The gular region and belly are creamy white. The iris is white or light gray with black reticulations.

The males call from the upper surfaces of the leaves near streams and may engage in fights. The eggs are black and are deposited on the upper surface of the leaves.
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. Sachatamia ilex

Habitat

Its natural habitats are humid lowland and montane primary and secondary forests at elevations between 180 and 1,420 m (590 and 4,660 ft) above sea level. It is typically found in bushes and trees along forest streams, its breeding habitat. While habitat loss is a localized threat, it is not considered threatened as a species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyCentrolenidae
GenusSachatamia
SpeciesS. ilex
Photographed in
Costa Rica