Frog of the Week

Fleischmann’s Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni)



Common Name: Flesischmann’s Glass Frog
Scientific Name: Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
Family: Centrolenidae
Location: : Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Venezuela
Size: 1.2 inches or 30 mm

Fleischmann’s Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) is a member of the family Centrolenidae, the glass frog family. It is native from Mexico down to Northern South America.

The females reach lengths of 1.2 inches while males are a tad smaller. The male frogs are fighters. They have even adapted a hook on its spine to aid in the fighting. The females lack the hook. After a female chooses a male frog to breed with, the male yells out a warning call to the others males.



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