Ghost Glass Frog, Limon Giant Glass Frog, Holly’s Glassfrog, Rana de Cristal de Holly, Rana de Cristal Fantasma.
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Centrolene ilex has a deep leaf green body, with a light green or white throat and belly, and a distinct white lip stripe (Leenders 2001; Savage 2002). Occasionally, scattered white dots are present on the dorsum (Leenders 2001). This frog also has yellowish hands and feet (Leenders 2001). The bones are dark green, a characteristic shared with other centrolenid frogs and one genus of hylid frogs, Trachycephalus (treated under the name Phrynohyas in Savage 2002). Sachatamia ilex has a white, parietal peritoneal sheath covering its internal organs (Leenders 2001). The digestive tract itself is unpigmented (Savage 2002).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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.
Guyer, C., and Donnelly, M. A. (2005). Amphibians and Reptiles of La Selva, Costa Rica and the Caribbean Slope: A Comprehensive Guide. University of California Press, Berkeley.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. 2006. Global Amphibian Assessment. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 21 July 2007.
Leenders, T. (2001). A Guide to Amphibians And Reptiles of Costa Rica. Zona Tropical, Miami.
Savage, J. M. (2002). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica:a herpetofauna between two continents, between two seas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, USA and London.
Written by: Rupi Mudan (2005-11-01)
Edited by: Keith Lui (2009-11-02)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Sachatamia ilex: Ghost Glass Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1729> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 14, 2021.
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