Glass Frogs

A glass frog is also known as a ‘see-through frog’ because of its translucent skin. ‘Translucent’ means you can see right through something. You can see a glass frog’s heart and organs through their skin.

Glass frogs live in warm climates in Central and South America, in countries such as Mexico.

glass-frog

Glass Frog Facts:

Glass frogs love tropical climates and live in rainforests, usually high above the water in treetops. This means they have a great view and a home all to themselves (well maybe!).

There are 60 different types of glass frog.

Glass frogs are usually bright green or olive green in color, and are hard to spot.

glass frog

Some scientists believe that a glass frog is green in color so they are harder for predators to spot, helping to keep them safe.

Glass frogs are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. They eat lots of different types of spiders and other insects.

They usually live for around 10-14 years.

These frogs come in different sizes, depending on the species. Smaller species may be less than 1 inch long, but longer species may be around 3 inches in length.

glass frog in the dark

Glass frogs prefer to come out at night, meaning they are nocturnal animals.

They are also territorial animals, and will make a noise to ward off other animals from entering their territory. They may also use force to keep others out of their territory.

Male glass frogs play an important parental role in keeping the eggs safe from insects and other parasites that may prey on the eggs.

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