Amazon milk frog Baumhöhlen-Krötenlaubfrosch / Amazon Golden-eyed Tree Frog / Amazon Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix )
The Amazon milk frog occurs in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela and possibly Guyana. This frog inhabits the canopy of tropical rainforests at elevations from sea level to about 1500 feet (450 m). It spends its entire life in the vegetation and seldom, if ever, descends to the ground.
The adult Amazon milk frog is either dark brown with light grey or white banding, or light grey with dark brown banding. Its skin has a very granular or bumpy texture. The legs, arms and digits have darker brown bars with cream borders. There is a large green triangle between the eyes. Its eye is golden in color with a black Maltese cross centered on the pupil. A juvenile Amazon milk frog is banded in black and white, but as it matures its contrasting colors change to that of the adult. It has a vocal sac located on each side of the head. This species is rather large for a tree frog and adults usually range in size from 2.5 to 4 inches
(6.3 -10 cm). Males are smaller than females.
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|Amazon milk frog Baumhöhlen-Krötenlaubfrosch / Amazon Golden-eyed Tree Frog / Amazon Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix )|