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Misfit Leaf Frog

(Agalychnis saltator)

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A mid-sized treefrog with pale bright green back (becoming red-brown at night), often with white spots outlined in black; sides and top of thigh blue to purple; large toes with considerable webbing; dark red eyes; 4 to 6 cm (1.5 to 2.5 in). (Rana de Arbol).


Lowland wet forests, northern Caribbean slope; found on vegetation and in ponds and small pools.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.

Misfit Leaf Frog (Agalychnis saltator), Costa Rica