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Lemur leaf frog

Agalychnis lemur

lemur leaf frog

These delicate amphibians could sit on your fingertip they are so small. They are bright green in colour during the day so they can camouflage and turn to a dark brown at night for hunting.

Animal class:

Amphibian

Habitat:

Tropical rainforests

Diet:

They eat crickets and other small invertebrates.

Size:

Its body length can be between 3 - 5 cms. It can weigh between 2 – 4 grams.

Location:

Found in South America, mainly Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

Conservation status:

The IUCN Red List sees the lemur leaf frog to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Threats:

The lemur leaf frog is threatened by habitat loss for both human housing and agriculture. Logging is also an issue beside the introduction of invasive species. Like all other amphibian species they are in danger from a fungal disease.