Red Eyed Tree Frog For Sale Near Me Description
Agalychnis callidryas (red eyed tree frog for sale) is an easily recognizable species due to its colorful appearance. In terms of size, males reach about 2 inches while females grow to 3 inches and are the larger of the two. Adult individuals are distinctively colored, with bright green bodies, light blue or cream colored bellies, and blue and yellow stripes along their sides.
Their feet are bright orange and have suction cups which help them adhere to the bottom of leaves where they spend most of their time. Their skin is smooth with little to no bumps, another feature which helps the frog blend into their leafy surroundings. An impressive feature is their bright red colored eyes with vertical slits. They do not have a true eyelid, but rather a nictitating membrane that allows light to enter the eye so that they will awaken when predators are approaching.
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 frog for sale near me 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.