Demerara Falls tree frog

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Demerara Falls tree frog
Hypsiboas cinerascens.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Boana
B. cinerascens
Binomial name
Boana cinerascens
(Spix, 1824)
  • Hyla cinerascens (Spix, 1824)
  • Hypsiboas cinerascens (Wagler, 1830)
  • Hyla granosa (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla inornata (Lutz, 1973)
  • Hypsiboas cinerascens (Barrio-Amorós, 2004)
  • Hypsiboas cinerascens (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)
  • Boana cinerascens (Dubois, 2017)

The Demerara Falls tree frog (Boana cinerascens) is a frog that lives in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela.[1][2]

The adult male frog is 3.1 to 3.5 cm long from nose to rear end. The adult female frog is 3.3 to 3.7 cm long. The skin on their backs is green with small yellow spots and smaller red spots. The skin on their bellies can be blue.[2]

This frog hides during the day and looks for food at night. The female can lay eggs any time of the year, 400 at a time. She usually lays eggs near streams. The tadpoles hide in the dead leaves near the bottom of the stream.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Boana cinerascens (Spix, 1824)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Albertina P. Lima; William E. Magnusson; Marcelo Menin; Luciana K. Erdtmann; Domingos J. Rodrigues; Claudia Keller; Walter Hödl (November 21, 2007). "Boana cinerascens". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 17, 2021.