Wednesday, June 17, 2009

glass frog

Glass frog is making headlines for its uniqueness. The frog is also called Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum.

The transparent frog was discovered in Ecuador in 2009,it is an amphibian from the Centrolenidae family.The animal is often a transparent lime green making its heart, liver, and digestive visible through his skin.

The see through frog is very little ranging from 3 centimeters (1.2 in) to 7.5 centimeters (3.0 in) in length and can be found Mexico , Panama,Venezuela and Bolivia.Crystal frogs are an endangered species.

An expedition to the pristine forests of Ecuador near the Peruvian border uncovered 12 new species, including a salamander that Conservation International.

The discoveries in the Nangaritza region of the Cordillera del Condor included what the researchers termed a “remarkably ugly bug-eyed salamander,” a red poison arrow frog and a frog smaller than a “pinky” fingernail.

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