Just hanging out.

Green rain-peeper (Pristimantis acuminatus)

Green rain-peeper (Pristimantis acuminatus)

Cute Frog of the Week: July 16, 2012

The green rain-peeper likes to hang out! This frog can often be seen sleeping on the undersides of leaves, its light green skin camouflaging with the plant. The green rain-peeper (Pristimantis acuminatus) is an Amazonian species, mostly found in Ecuador and Colombia, but also in parts of Peru and Brazil. This frog is considered a species of “least concern” by the IUCN, in part likely because it lives in various protected parks in South America. This frog prefers forests with close canopies and low elevations between 100 and 9,000 meters. Green rain-peepers feed on ants and termites.

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Photo by Alejandro Arteaga via Flickr.

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