Marbled Tree Frog
Meet one of the interesting treefrogs: the Marbled Treefrog.
This is the Marbled Treefrog (Dendropsophus marmoratus formerly known as Hyla marmorata). A small treefrog with a length of approximately 5.5 cm. It is locally known as 'gemarmerde boomkikker'. During the rainy season or after a heavy rainfall you can hear and spot these little frogs outside. During mating season the male will call for the female near a small puddle, afterwards they all go their separate way.
This Marbled Treefrog is an interesting little fellow as it changes color within a minute. I spotted this one while it was resting on a leaf; grey and dull. But when it started to wake up bit by bit so did its skin color too; darker. But the best colors are found right underneath its body (ventral view)
As you can see, quite a difference in colors, right? On top it looks kind of dull and boring, but take a look underneath and suddenly this little treefrog can brighten up your day.
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