Suretka glass frog
© 2006 Brian Kubicki (1 of 3)
Description: Adult males measure 24-26 mm in SVL. Head broader than long. Truncated and indented snout when viewed from above, but rounded in profile. Nasal area swollen; nostrils open in fleshy protuberances and lie on distinct raised ridges. Tympanum is indistinct. Subarticular tubercles are small and rounded. Finger I is longer than Finger II. Webbing is present, especially between Fingers II and III. Both finger and toe discs are truncated. Inner metatarsal tubercle is elongated while the outer metatarsal tubercle is absent. No tarsal fold. Adult males have a white nuptial pad of scattered glands on dorsal and outer surface of the base of the thumb. Skin on dorsal surfaces is shagreened (Savage 2002).
Dorsal coloration is green with yellow spots. The venter is transparent. Clear pericardium. White liver and digestive tract. Golden iris (Savage 2002).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
This species was first described by Taylor (1958). Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid (2007) synonymized H. cardiacalyptum with H. chirripoi.
A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).
Cisneros-Heredia, D. F., and McDiarmid, R. W. (2007). ''Revision of the characters of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura), with comments on its taxonomy and the description of new taxa of glassfrogs.'' Zootaxa, 1572, 1-82.
Ibañez, R., Solís, F., Jaramillo, C. and Rand, S. (2000). ''An overview of the herpetology of Panama.'' Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation. Johnson, J. D., Webb, R. G. and Flores-Villela, O. A., eds., The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 159-170.
Kubicki, B. (2004). ''Rediscovery of Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi (Anura: Centrolenidae).'' Revista de Biología Tropical, 52(1), 215-218.
McCranie, J. R. (2007). ''Distribution of the amphibians of Honduras by departments.'' Herpetological Review, 38(1), 35-39.
Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C., and Lynch, J.D (1996). ''Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia.'' Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, 20(77), 365-415.
Savage, J. M. (2002). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.
Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Castro, F., Grant, T., Wild, E. and Kubicki, B. (2004). Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 05 October 2009.
Taylor, E. H. (1958). ''Notes on Costa Rican Centrolenidae with descriptions of new forms.'' University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 39, 41-68.
Written by Sandya Iyer (sandya.iyer AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2009-09-16
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-05-17)
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