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Young Splendid Leaf Frogs

Cruziohyla calcarifer froglet

Metamorph of Cruziohyla sylviae (c) Andrew Gray

Thanks very much for all the nice comments about the teaching found on youtube, and also for the amount of interest I have received about the separation of Agalychnis  frogs highlighted in my last post. Please feel free to respond on the blog as well as by email about what’s posted, as your feedback in this way would also be much appreciated. I will answer all the questions I have received about the former Agalychnis genus of Cruziohyla in more posts I will make this week so they can be shared by everyone viewing. This subject is also quite timely, as we have some Cruziohyla sylviae froglets that have just come out of the water developing at the moment. These young metamorphs take about a week to absorb their tails and only after this period will they start to feed. It then takes a good few weeks before they start to change colour from grey to green. Here is picture of one of the larger froglets still with its tail – this one was huge when it came out of the water, measuring about 60mm from tip to tail! 

The adults we have look like this: http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/9884/calc2a.jpg and in the wild …. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7597118.stm

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  2. Great photo, keep it up!

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