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Red-eyed Leaf Frog

(Agalychnis callidryas)

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The Red-eyed Leaf Frog is also called Gaudy Leaf Frog, and Red-eyed Treefrog. Largish treefrog, with large toes with considerable webbing; colors vary, but often has a pale or dark green back, sometimes with white or yellow spots; top of the thigh is green; bluepurple patches on rear of limbs; vertical bars on sides; often, hands and feet are orange; eyes are ruby red; to 5 to 7 cm (2 to 3 in). (Rana Calzonuda, Rana Verde de Arbol)


Lowland wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in trees, small pools, swamps.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
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.

Red-eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), Costa Rica