Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glass frog bonanza

Glass frogs (family: centrolenidae) are generally shades of green or blue, but their ventral surface is translucent. The degree of translucence depends on the species, but generally it is easy to tell what is happening inside a Glass frog if you look at (through) their belly skin.

We are working with several species of Glass frog here at the Garden, and lately we have had some captive breeding successes!

Cochranella granulosa (Granular glass frog) from inside the frogLAB - practically has no shadow!

Sachatamia albomaculata 'guarding' a clutch of eggs

Close up of the developing eggs

Sachatamia albomaculata in amplexus

Our first Cochranella euknemos froglet

Cochranella granulosa, the Granular glass frog - on exhibit in the  Fuqua Conservatory lobby