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Masked Treefrog

(Smilisca phaeota)

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The Masked Treefrog is also called Granada Cross-banded Treefrog. A larger tree frog, pale green or tan with darker green or brown markings; dark marks around eyes; upper lip often silvery white; usually a light stripe on the outer part of front legs; light barring on rear legs; eyes brown and black; to about 7cm (3in). (Rana Mascarada).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Pacific and Caribbean slopes; found on vegetation and in small pools.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Masked Treefrog (Smilisca phaeota), Costa Rica