- Great Beginner Tree Frog
- Bright Yellow with red eyes
- Easy to Breed
- Loud Call
- Can be Housed in Groups
Name: The Albino Red Eyed tree frog has a very obvious common name – it is a tree frog with bright red eyes! Its scientific name is Agalychnis callidryas, which literally translates into (aga) plenty of (lychnos) shining (kallos) beautiful (dryas) tree nymph. This refers to their sparkling eyes, beautiful appearance, and arboreal habits. The Red-Eyed tree frog is also known as the Red-Eyed leaf frog. These Albino Red-Eyed tree frogs are completely yellow with bright red eyes.
Recommended Terrarium Size: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are easy to house. Choose a large enclosure – an 18x18x24 Exo Terra Glass Terrarium is a good size for 2-4 juveniles or adults. Opinions on substrates vary – we’ve had luck with a full bioactive with FR Tropical Biobedding topped with sphagnum moss. If using sphagnum moss, make sure to press down the moss so it is flat – this will greatly reduce the risk of impaction. Paper towel will need to be changed 2-3 times a week.
Albino Red Eyed Tree Frog Distribution of color morphs
Though the main coloring of Agalychnis callidryas is consistent, there are some variations in morphs across the geographical range of the species. Red-eyed tree frogs have variation in the color of their side stripes, which in Costa Rica and Panama specifically includes blue, blue/red, orange and purple.
There are several hypotheses for the reason behind the existence of these color morphs. One strong hypothesis is that the existence of orange and purple morphs in Costa Rica are caused by isolation by distance, because the orange and purple morphs were not genetically distinct groups. It is possible that color patterns have been affected by different selective pressures, and that the existence of some morphs are due to genetic drift.
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