In 1856 French zoologist Alphonse Morelet described a new species of tree frog from the eastern coast of Guatemala. He named the frog Hyla moreletii in honor of himself. Morelet’s tree frogs are small to medium-sized frogs that can grow to be up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) long.
These frogs are very commonly found in the pet trade. They are also popular in the scientific community because they are easy to care for and breed in captivity.
Morelet’s tree frogs are generally a dark green color with black spots. However they can also be tan brown or even white. The underside of their bodies is usually white or cream-colored.
Morelet’s tree frogs are found in a variety of habitats including rainforests mangroves and other wet areas. They are good swimmers and climbers and often perch on branches near the water’s edge.
These frogs are mostly active at night. During the day they rest in trees or on the ground. Morelet’s tree frogs are not very vocal but they can make a squeaking noise when they are excited or agitated.
Morelet’s tree frogs are not considered to be endangered. However they are sometimes threatened by habitat loss and pollution.
Although Morelet’s tree frogs are not considered to be poisonous they can produce a mild skin irritant when handled. It is best to wash your hands after coming into contact with these frogs.
What is the name of the most venomous frog in the world?
The Golden Poison Dart Frog
Where is the Golden Poison Dart Frog found?
How much venom is in a Golden Poison Dart Frog?
Enough to kill 10-20 humans or 30000 mice
What does the Golden Poison Dart Frog’s venom do to humans?
It attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis and heart failure
How does the Golden Poison Dart Frog get its venom?
It secretes toxins from its skin
What is the Golden Poison Dart Frog’s diet?
What color is the Golden Poison Dart Frog?
Yellow gold or copper
What is the average size of the Golden Poison Dart Frog?
How long do Golden Poison Dart Frogs live?
Around 10 years in the wild
Are Golden Poison Dart Frogs considered endangered?
Yes they are considered critically endangered
How many Golden Poison Dart Frogs are left in the wild?
It is estimated that there are only 1000-5000 left
What is the primary threat to Golden Poison Dart Frogs?
What is the second primary threat to Golden Poison Dart Frogs?
Illegal wildlife trade
What can be done to help protect Golden Poison Dart Frogs?
Creating protected areas and educating local communities
What happens if a Golden Poison Dart Frog’s venom gets on your skin?
It can be absorbed through the skin and cause serious health problems