Boana rosenbergi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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H. rosenbergi is a nest-building gladiator frog. Lethal fights between males as well as male clutch guarding are common. Males produce five types of vocalization including: an advertisementcall, a courtship call, agressive calls, and a distress call. The mean snout-vent length of male frogs in La Gamba, Costa Rica was 63.1 mm (range 55.7-76) and for females it was 67.2 mm (range 57.4-75.5). Females were significantly larger and heavier than males. The clutches had a single floating layer of eggs embedded in transparent gelatinous caps7ules and contained 775 eggs (range 513-1231).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela


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This species is found in Panama and Costa Rica.


A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).


Hobel, G. (2000). ''Reproductive ecology of Hyla rosenbergi in Costa Rica.'' Herpetologica, 56(4), 446-454.

Written by Ambika Sopory (shambika AT, UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-12-13
Edited by Mae Huo (2009-11-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Boana rosenbergi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 24, 2020.

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