Phyllomedusidae – Leaf frogs

True to their name, members in this family resemble leaves in both color and shape

Leaf frogs have tiny bodies, arms, legs, webbed fingers, and toes. They travel gently, hand in hand, and rarely jump unless in danger.

Some of these frogs have the unusual ability to change color depending on whether they are active or resting; during the day, they are greenish-yellow to blend in, but at night, when they are most active, they turn reddish-brown. These nocturnal frogs are ambush predators, so they sit and wait for prey to approach before attacking. The current population is plentiful and stable; however, it is threatened by pet trade collection.