Antioquia giant glass frog

Just like the other glass frogs, Antioquia giant glass frog has transparent skin, hence the name

Mauricio Rivera Correa

Native to Colombia, this amphibian is specifically found in sub-Andean woodland vegetation around streams. Classified as near-threatened, this frog faces significant conservation challenges, primarily due to localized deforestation and water contamination from agricultural activities.

Known for their mystical charm and beauty, Antioquia giant glass frogs possess unique physical characteristics that distinguish them from other frog species. These frogs appear light green when viewed from above, blending seamlessly with their leafy surroundings. One of their most notable features is their massively webbed toes, which enable them to grip onto slick branches with remarkable agility. This adaptation makes them outstanding climbers, allowing them to navigate the dense vegetation of their habitat with ease.

Despite their gentle appearance, Antioquia giant glass frogs are fiercely protective of their territory. Males, in particular, exhibit aggressive behavior towards intruders, driving off potential threats with vocalizations and physical displays. Visitors to their habitat may find themselves confronted by determined males if they refuse to leave the frogs’ chosen territory.

Localized deforestation, driven by agricultural expansion and human development, poses a significant risk to the frog’s survival. Additionally, water contamination from agricultural runoff further exacerbates the threats faced by this species, highlighting the urgent need for conservation action to protect its remaining habitat.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No