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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
HOURGLASS TREE FROG
Dendropsophus ebraccatus

Range:
Found mainly in tropical low lands and mid elevation humid forests. Hourglass tree frogs have a short stubby face. They are colored a dark golden yellow with large brown markings. Individuals can change colors, depending on the time of day and level of stress.
Habitat: Southern Central America and northern Colombia with some populations interspersed as far north as Mexico and as far south as northern Ecuador.
Diet: In the wild these frogs prey on a variety of small invertebrates, but mainly consume moths.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Both sexes range in weight from 1 to 3.5 g.

Length: Males measure about 18 - 24 mm, while females are a little bit larger, measuring from 24mm - 46 mm.
Lifespan:

Hourglass tree frogs are short lived, usually lasting less than 3 years.

Reproduction & Offspring:

Females select a mate from the males' calls and travel some distance to a secure place, where they usually lay the eggs above water. However, if the eggs are laid too high, they may fall pray to ants or dry out, and if they are placed too close to the surface, they may end up submerged, falling pray to fish and other cannibalistic tadpoles.


 

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