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Charadrahyla esperancensis

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Charadrahyla esperancensis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Charadrahyla
C. esperancensis
Binomial name
Charadrahyla esperancensis
(Canseco-Márquez, Ramírez-González, and González-Bernal, 2017)

The esperanza tree frog (Charadrahyla esperancensis) is a frog that lives in Mexico. Scientists have seen it in Oaxaca at 1640 meters above sea level.[2][3][1]

Appearance[change | change source]

The adult male frog is 44.3 to 48.9 mm long from nose to rear end.

This frog has smooth skin on its back and legs. It has bumpy skin on its belly. The top of the head and top of the back are either light brown or green-brown in color. The sides of the head has dark brown color from the nose to the eardrum. The sides of the frog's body are dark brown with yellow spots. The spots are not perfectly round. The tops of the legs are light brown with darker brown stripes going across. The legs have yellow spots. This frog has disks on its toes for climbing. The disks are darker in color than the rest of the toe. The belly is light in color.[3]

Name[change | change source]

"Esperanza" is "hope" in Spanish. Scientists named after the place where they saw the frog: La Esperanza in Sierra Juarez.[2]

Threats[change | change source]

This frog is in some danger of dying out. This is because human beings change the places where it lives by cutting down trees to have wood or make towns and cities. This cuts the place where the frog lives into small pieces, where frogs in different places cannot go to each other. This makes them make young only with other frogs nearby, and they may be too closely realted to each other. These frogs also die from disease and climate change.[3]

Human beings who live near La Esperanza have saved 4000 hectares of land to save this frog and other animals that live there.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Esperanza treefrog: Charadrahyla esperancensis". 3.1. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T125191477A125191650. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T125191477A125191650.en. S2CID 241144551. 125191477. Retrieved February 4, 2022. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Charadrahyla esperancensis Canseco-Márquez, Ramírez-González, and González-Bernal, 2017". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Charadrahyla esperancensis". Amphibiaweb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved February 4, 2022.