MISSION GOLDEN-EYED TREE FROG

MISSION GOLDEN-EYED TREE FROGTrachycephalus resinifictrix

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Vulnerability-_Least Concern

CLASS

Amphibia

ORDER

Anura

FAMILY

Hylidae

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General Characteristics

Color: 

Bluish-gray with brown bands and a cream colored belly

Size:

2.5-4 inches

Average Lifespan: 

6-8 years

Distribution:

Native to northern South America

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest

Reproduction:

Mating: 

Especially during the rainy season (November-May)

Incubation:

Incubation period: 1 day; Metamorphasis: 3 weeks

Litter/Clutch Size:

2,000-2,500 eggs

Mature: 

12-16 months

Diet:

Males frogs call on second female frogs to lay eggs that will feed the recently hatched tadpoles. Adults' diet consists of insects and other small invertebrates.

Behavior:

These frogs spend their lives living in trees and other plants.

Teaching Facts:

1. They are able to carry up to 14x their body weight.

2. Mission Golden-eyed Tree Frogs have special suction cups on their toes to help them climb plants.

3. They are also known as "milk frogs" because of the milky white substance that comes out of their skin for protection.