Frog of the Week

La Loma Robber Frog (Pristimantis caryophyllaceus)



Common Name: La Loma Robber Frog
Scientific Name: Pristimantis caryphyllaceus
Family: Strabomantidae
Location: Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama
Size: 0.47 inches to 0.83 inches (12 – 21.2 mm) in males, 0.65 inches to 1.03 inches (16.7 – 26.2 mm) in females

La Loma Robber Frog lives in the leaf litter in the rain forests in Central America. The females lay their eggs on the leaves and broods them. The eggs develop directly into froglets. The color of the frog varies from pink, brown, yellow, and green.

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