Frog of the Week

Santa Cecilia Cochran Frog (Teratohyla midas)

photo by Brakis Art Gallery

Common Name: Santa Cecilia Cochran Frog
Scientific Name:  Teratohyla midas
Family: Centrolenidae – Glass Frog family
Location: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, and Peru
Size: 1 inch

The Santa Cecilia Cochran Frog’s scientific name Teratohyla midas refers to King Midas, whose touch turns everything to gold. The frog has golden dots on its body and it is found along the Aguarico River, a river that has gold in it.

The Santa Cecilia Cochran Frog is similar to most glass frogs (besides being transparent) in that they lay their eggs on leaves overhanging rivers. The eggs eventually hatch and the tadpoles fall into the rivers.

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