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Featured species: Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is an amphibian species that inhabits from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia, where it prefers humid lowland rainforests in areas near water bodies. The eggs are deposited in leaves hanging above the water, when the time of hatching arrives, the cover of the eggs is undone and the tadpoles slide through the leaf and fall into the water where they live this larval stage.

Its most notable feature are the large red eyes with vertical pupils. It has a vibrant green body with yellow and blue, vertically striped sides. Its webbed feet and toes are orange or red. It is nocturnal and arboreal, and feeds primarily on insects.

This species is not considered endangered. However, its habitat is affected by global warming, pollution and deforestation, as they are very sensitive to these changes.

They rely heavily on camouflage for protection, but they do have some toxins in their skin. This poison is not dangerous, but it does leave a bad taste in…

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