Izabal Robber Frog, Craugastor chac

Note the triangular tips of the toes – a character of most members of the family Craugastoridae and the related Eleutherodactylidae. Las Cuevas Research Station, Chiquibul Forest, Belize. Photos by Bob Thomas. May 25, 2019.

Izabal Robber Frogs are denizens of the leaf litter on the forest floor of tropical forests in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and probably a small area in southern México. Looking at these photos, it is clear why they choose to be terrestrial in leaf littered areas – they are very difficult to see in the similarly colored and patterned leaves. They are mostly found when they jump, often surprising distances due to their long legs.


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