This species occurs in the Amazonian lowlands in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. A high canopy species of primary tropical lowland rainforest, descending to low branches to breed. This is a fairly large hylid reaching up to 80mm in males
and 87mm in females, the colouration is outstanding, ranging from green
through to blue and even purple, which is mottled with pale blue
The Turtle frog (Myobatrachus gouldii) looks like a turtle that lost its shell :-)
I think I’ll have to stop for now (I could go on for quite a while: Colourful frogs! Poisonous frogs! Shovel-nosed frogs! Striped frogs! Aquatic frogs! Burrowing frogs! Tiny frogs! Giant frogs! Frogs frogs frogs frogs frogs!).
Don’t forget to take a look at the last post about the most bad-ass of all frogs: the Hairy or Horror frog (Trichobatrachus robustus), also known as the Wolverine of the amphibian world :-)