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Red-eyed Tree Frog
Red-eyed Tree Frog
Amphibian. During the day, red-eyed tree frogs mostly sleep, keeping their eyes closed to help camouflage themselves. If disturbed, a frog will abruptly reveal his red eyes, startling potential predators. This often gives the frog just enough time to jump away to safety. Red-eyed tree frogs have very strong suction cup toe pads that make them agile climbers. Adult males are only about 5 cm (2 inches) in length while the females tend to be larger at 7.5 cm (3 inches). Males croak and quiver, like a song and a dance, to try to attract females. These frogs change color according to their mood from dark green to a reddish-brown.
Scientific Name Lifespan
Agalychnis callidryas Up to 5 years
Carnivore. These nighttime eaters eat flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers, and sometimes even smaller frogs!
Predators and Threats
Bats, owls, snakes, tarantulas, toucans, and young alligators.
They prefer lowland rainforest areas close to rivers and hills. Found in Central and South America.