Red-eyed leaf frogs mating

Title Info
Common name Frogs, Red eyed leaf
Scientific name Agalychnis callidryas
Taxonomic group Hylidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Forests
Forests Tropical rainforest
Behavior Mating
Organisms Animals
Animals Amphibians
Date 1990
Location La Selva Biological Station,Costa Rica,North America

Red-eyed leaf frogs mating, Costa Rica. These surprisingly large frogs (about 3 in or 7 cm in length) are probably the most recognizable of rainforest frogs. Their mating behavior is quite interesting: the pair mates on a leaf overhanging a pool, with the female laying her eggs and the male fertilizing them externally. When the eggs hatch about five days later, the young tadpoles fall into the pond where they will develop into adult frogs.