The unbelievable eye of Boophis bottae, one of Madagascar’s most beautiful frogs. This photo by Paul Bertner is, to my knowledge, the best photo of the eye of this species ever taken. And I believe this species to have the most beautiful eyes of any organism I have yet come across.
The gorgeous golden mantella frog (Mantella aurantiaca) is a critically-endangered amphibian that is facing extinction from human pressure. Their distribution is extremely limited and their habitat faces destruction; in addition, they face heavy collection pressure from the pet trade. Please help protect Madagascar’s native frogs; if you want golden mantella frogs, make sure to buy only proven CBB specimens! The frogs would thank you if they could.
Meet the Blue #Glassfrog (Cochranella mache), endemic to the Chocoan #rainforest of #Ecuador and #Colombia.
Until recently it was known only from a small region on the northwestern lowlands of Ecuador, but recently it was reported to occur also across western #Colombia on a paper published in the journal Herpetology Notes (http://www.biotaxa.org/hn).