Glass Frog

Glass frog is also known as ‘see-through frog’. This frog got this name because of its translucent abdominal skin. The frog’s beating heart and other organs like liver and intestines etc. are visible. They are lime green in color.

Their bones are green and white in color. It can be covered in black, blue, or white spots. The glass frog can be found in southern Mexico, in Central America, and South America. They belong to the Centrolenidae family.

They prefer to live in tropical rainforests, high in treetops above the water. There are more than 60 different types of these frogs. Their size depends on their species.


Quick Facts: –

  • Glass frog is an arboreal creature that means they prefer to live in trees.
  • Their diet is believed to be similar to the diet of other small frogs like flies, spiders and other small invertebrates.
  • Glass frogs sometimes eat their young.
  • Due to their small size, these frogs are an easy target for large predators like snakes, birds and some mammals.
  • These frogs are territorial creatures. They apply forces to chase other intruder males away.
  • Mating of these frogs takes place after the rainy season. On an average, a female frog lays 20-30 eggs once.
  • During the breeding season, they live along rivers and streams.
  • They are nocturnal creatures. They sleep in thick forest vegetation during the daytime.
  • These frogs have forward facing eyes which are unique to them only.
  • The northern glass frog is one of the most abundant species in North and Central America.