Silverstoneia nubicola Highland Rocket Frog
Some other names for this species:
Boquete Rocket Frog
According to amphibiaweb.org: "At present, Silverstoneia nubicola is considered to be a complex of several taxa. It is currently undergoing taxonomic revision."
Rio Guayabo Trail, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, El Valle de Antón, Coclé province, PanamaJanuary 9, 2014
Highland Rocket Frog (Silverstoneia nubicola)
Lorrie Smith and I found several of these small, agile frogs at the edges of a stream. For some reason, I only had my new super-telephoto point-and-shoot Canon SX50 with me. That camera is great when the target is far away, but mediocre at best for close-up macro shots. This was the only decent photo I got.
Rio Guayabo Trail, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, El Valle de Antón, Coclé province, PanamaJanuary 10, 2014
Highland Rocket Frog (Silverstoneia nubicola) Highland Rocket Frog (Silverstoneia nubicola)
The next day, we pulled over again at the same spot so I could try to get better photos with my fancier Pentax K5 + macro lens. There were fewer frogs hopping about than the previous day, but I did get a few better photos.
Rio Guayabo Trail, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, El Valle de Antón, Coclé province, PanamaJanuary 27, 2016
Highland Rocket Frog (Silverstoneia nubicola)
Same place, a couple of years later with a different set of herpers. We all took turns trying to chase down these long-distance hoppers in order to get decent photos.
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