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Fringe Tree Frog – Cruziohyla craspedopus

This amazing frog, scientifically named Cruziohyla craspedopus (Hylidae), is a species known from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and two localities in Brazil, where inhabits high trees in primary forest, but descends to low branches to breed.

The dorsum of this frog is lavender green with scattered, irregular, lichenous, grayish white spots; the granular venter and all ventral surfaces of fringes are bright yellow or orange-yellow; and the flanks are yellow with 6-8 vertical browny bars.

It has conspicuous dermal fringes on the lips and shanks. The fingers lack webbing but the toes are four-fifths webbed; the discs on the digits are large and round. The iris is grayish white with fine black reticulations; the lower eyelid is dark green with irregular pale green and silver reticulations.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©John P. Clare (CC 2.0) | Locality: not reported (2014)

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