Glass Frog Facts for Kids

Glass frogs are small-sized frogs and they belong to the family named Centrolenidae. They look similar to some of the species of tree frogs and green frogs. Glass frogs are stream-dwelling and arboreal species. There are more than 100 species of glass frogs.

The body color of these frogs is lime green while their bellies are transparent. Some of its organs like heart and liver can easily be seen through its see-through body. The small yellow-colored or black blotches are speckled over its body.

They can grow from a size range of 3 to 7.5 centimeters in length.

They are widely distributed across the South and Central America.

Glass frogs occupy natural habitats of water forests, Amazon Jungle and tropical forests like Tumbes-Chocó as well as semi-evergreen plants. These frogs are found along streams in overhanging branches. Glass frogs eat a wide variety of tiny arthropoda along the streams. They have excellent eyesight and are very good predators.

A female glass frog lays a clutch size of 20 to 30 eggs in overhanging leaves. The eggs are hatched after about 1 to 2 weeks. The tadpoles are developed (metamorphosed) into froglets after about 10 months.

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