Red-Eyed Tree Frog Fact Sheet

Class:

Amphibia

Order:

Anura

Family:

Hylidae

Genus:

Agalychnis
Species:

callidryas

Size:

Adult males are between 1.6-2.5 in and females are 2.2-2.9 in long

Life Span: 5 years

Reproduction:

Clutches of 11-78 eggs are depostied onto a leaf over water and tadpoles drop into water below

Range:

Found in tropical lowlands from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and in northern South America

Habitat:

Lowland rainforest areas close to rivers and hills. Found in Central and South America

Diet:

Insects, worms

Description:

Slender, long-legged treefrog with a neon-green dorsum and distinctive bright red iris

Facts: 

  • By day, red-eyed tree frogs will conceal their brightly colored flanks with their limbs and close their eyes to sleep. This posture helps camouflage them against leaves and also reduce water loss
  • Red-eyed tree frogs are not poisonous