Stejneger’s Rain Frog
near Monteverde Lodge, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica—April 13, 2001
I found this little tyke hopping about in the leaf litter. I originally thought it was C. bransfordii
, but my incorrect ID was corrected on iNaturalist
We saw a few of these little frogs hopping around in the leaf litter, where they are very well camouflaged. This one sat still long enough to get a decent photo, so we didn't bother to capture it.
I had originally identified this frog as Eleutherodactylus bransfordi. However, Gerardo Chaves from the Zoology Museum of the University of Costa Rica later wrote to tell me that the frogs like this in the Golfito area are all considered E. stejnegerianus. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.
These little frog was hopping about in the leaf litter on the forest floor. It was not cooperative in the field, and we captured it and photographed it later on the dining room table before releasing it.
This frog was photographed on a herping trip with GreenTracks. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.