The Hypsiboas Picturatus Tree Frog

Treefrog Hypsiboas picturatus from the Chocoan Rainforest in Ecuador-feature

The Hypsiboas Picturatus is a highly colorful treefrog with variable coloration and patterning and large eyes.

Usually this little guy is found in Southwestern Colombia and Northwestern Ecuador. It needs a closed canopy in order to survive. It lives on vegetation close to streams in which the tadpoles develop.

This species of tree frog is declining.

Some possible reasons for the decline include:

  • General habitat alteration and loss
  • Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
  • Intensified agriculture or grazing
  • Urbanization
  • Local pesticides, fertilizers, and pollutants
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