Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Transparent Glass Frogs, Which Internal Organs Are Visible Through Skin

Probably you’ve never seen such breathtaking creatures on earth. Yeah, this is really transparent frogs! Known to eat their own young!  EEEK! The glass frogs belong to amphibian family Centrolenidae (order Anura). Among the several strange and captivating amphibians on our planet, very special are the Glass Frogs. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through the skin The beautiful Glass frogs are a diverse family, ranging from Mexico to Panama, through the Andes from Venezuela and the island of Tobago to Bolivia, with some species in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins, the Guiana, and southeastern Brazil, and northern Argentina. As the global climate is changing, some of the rain- and cloud forests where Glass Frogs live are becoming too dry, making life difficult for the frogs. By watching the glass frogs, scientists can learn what impact global warming has on these forests and the astonishing species that inhabit them.

The Gross frogs are mostly live in in trees along the river in forests and rainforests allows them to lay their eggs on leaves hanging over the river.  Hence, at the time of eggs hatch, the tadpoles drop straight into the water. This wonderful frog family has a transparent skin, letting you to view inside its small body, looks as if they melt into the leaves and become one with them. Transparent animals like these frogs are spectacular to see, however glassfrogs are mostly active at night, which makes them very difficult to spot for predators. Conservationists are especially interested in transparent frogs because they may be good bioindicators. A bioindicator is a species that provides clues about the health of the environment where it lives.

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