Hyalinobatrachium dianae Facts
- Firstly, it is sometimes known as Kermit the Frog. But, the Hyalinobatrachium dianae represents a rather remarkable, newly discovered species of amphibian.
- Being a newly discovered species, it does not yet possess an officially accepted common name. The incredible amphibian is now a member of the family of glass frogs. This seems quite appropriate for apparent reasons.
- To date, scientists have found and identified only six individual specimens. Understandably, very little specific data is available on this rather unique creature.
- In fact, the superficial resemblance of Hyalinobatrachium dianae to the children’s character Kermit the Frog is remarkable. It has also prompted some individuals to suggest giving the newly discovered creature a common name based upon that.
Hyalinobatrachium dianae Physical Description
Most notably, the breathtaking Hyalinobatrachium dianae grows cute but tiny. In fact, the frog appears to attain a length of about 1 in (2.5 cm), based upon the specimens examined to date.
In addition, the overall coloring consists of shades of lime green, with the exception of the underside.
Further, the flesh of the underside is almost completely translucent, allowing its internal organs to be fully viewed.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Amphibia
- Order: Anura
- Family: Centrolenidae
- Genus: Hyalinobatrachium
- Species: H. dianae
Hyalinobatrachium dianae Distribution, Habitat, and Ecology
Further complicating research, the astounding Hyalinobatrachium dianae appears to only exist within the foliage of Costa Rica’s rainforest.
What is more, it potentially exists at altitudes ranging from 1,300-2,600 ft (400-800 m) above sea level, and near the coast.
Fortunately, however, the known territory of this creature lies within areas already under protection.
Finally, as with other frog species, this animal is carnivorous and feeds on endemic insects.