Wednesday, January 19

Facts about Glass frogs

Glass Frog Facts


Have you ever heard about the glass frog? I will tell you about the glass frog!! Glass frogs are amazing amphibians with see-through bellies. The primary color of a glass frog is lime to olive green!! Did you know that the glass frog has translucent skin? That means that on some members of the glass frog family, you can see their bones, muscles, and internal organs through the skin on the belly/abdomen area of the glass frog. That is a weird but cool fact!!

 


What is your favorite type of frog?


 

Facts about the glass frog:

1. There are more than 120 species of glass frogs! They live in hot climates in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The Central American Montane Forests are an excellent place to spot them. Glass frogs live on land, water, or trees.

2. Glass frogs are carnivores, which means they eat meat. They eat flies, spiders, and other small insects.

3. The glass frog can jump really high!! They can jump over ten feet (10) in one jump!! How high can you jump?

4. Glass frogs are nocturnal and hunt for food at night. During the day, they usually sleep under leaves or other thick vegetation.

5. Glass frogs usually live in small groups! A group of glass frogs is called an army or a colony of glass frogs! Baby glass frogs are called tadpoles. The female glass frog lays its eggs on the underside of wet leaves hanging over the water or very close to the water. The male frog guards the eggs and keeps them moist until the eggs hatch and the tadpoles drop into the water, where they develop into glass frogs. Glass frogs are great swimmers!!

6. Glass frogs can live about 10 to 14 years, depending on the species of glass frogs!

7. Glass frogs are tiny and usually grow to around 1 to 3 inches long.

 


Can you share a fact about glass frogs with our viewers?

 


Get a free printable glass frog coloring sheet here: 

Glass frog coloring sheet

 



Books about glass frogs and other frogs:

1. THE GLASS FROG Do Your Kids Know This? by Tanya Turner

2. National Geographic Readers: Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney

3. Glass Frog: Amazing Facts about Glass Frog by Devin Haines

4. Goodnight Frog by Amber Lily

Parents/caretakers, please make sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 


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