Red-Eyed Leaf (Tree) Frog, Costa Rica

The namesake huge red eyes, long, narrow body, and distinct coloration make this tree frog stand out among other species. The frog’s back is a bright green to help it blend into the treetops when the frog is sitting still. When it moves, it exposes bright orange hands and feet that have large, sticky finger disks, and dark blue thighs with white or cream vertical bars. When the frog sleeps, it rests on its white belly, keeping its bright hands and thighs folded out of sight. When the frog is startled, the flashes of bright color confuse its attacker as the frog escapes.

Little Green Frog of Costa Rica