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Glass Frog

Glass Frog
Brand: Global Geckos
Product Code: GLHF19
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Very rarely seen captive bred. These frogs have transparent bellies where you can see their organs! A small manageable species with bundles of personality. Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni), sometimes called the Northern or Fleischmann's Glass Frog. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Glass frogs have similarities to tree frogs. They look very close to the naked eye except glass frog's eyes point forward and are golden. During the day, these frogs camouflage themselves under leaves but above water. Male glass frogs are 19–28 mm long while females measure from 23–32 mm long. They have a green semi-translucent color with yellow translucent hands. Their skin has dots which matches that of the leaves in the area. When confronted or approached, they tend to freeze up and not move. A sheet of guanine stretches over several internal organs, such as the heart, but leaves others parts such as the liver exposed for viewing as it only covers half of the frog’s underbelly. They also possess a white vocal sac that can be used to produce sounds for mating. Male frogs have a noticeable hook protruding from its spine, presumably used to fight other frogs, defend its territory or the eggs. They are fierce fighters who will occasionally engage in a wrestling match with other intruding frogs.  They; like pretty much all frogs; will do excellently in a live planted enclosure. Something a bit different for the frog enthusiast!
Animal Information
LATIN NAME Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
DOB: CB2019
SEX Unknown
ADULT SIZE 20 to 35 mm
DIET Insects
ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE 12x12x18in (30x30x45cm) minimum
LIFE-SPAN 5-10 years

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