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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Lost Glass Frog Rediscovered


A wonderful photograph of a "lost" species of glass frog has been published from a Conservation International expedition in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The expedition is searching for lost species of amphibian. The frog, Hyperolius leucotaenius, was first discover in 1950 but hadn't be seen in decades. Glass frogs are so called because of their translucent skin, which is very evident in this photo where the frogs eggs are clearly visible inside its body. For more information on this story visit National Geographic News.

Suggested Activity: Why not find out more about glass frogs. What is their habitat? What do they eat? Why is their skin translucent? Here's a good place to start.