Sunday, April 23, 2017

Another species we have the privilege of working with and breeding at the @AmphibianFoundation, is the Blue-side Leaf Frog — Agalychnis annae. A spectacular #phyllomedusine (or Leaf Frog), this frog is a #CriticallyEndangered species with populations still declining in the wild. I got particularly lucky with this shot, as this species rarely stays still. This species clearly bears a resemblance to its cousin, the Red-eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) but it’s not nearly as easy to breed A. annae in captivity. In the wild, these two Central American species are #sympatric but as A. annae continues to decline, the species are moving toward #allopatry.

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