So We Finally Meet the Fringed Leaf Frog | ©Ryan L. Lynch
An amazing portrait of a Fringed Leaf Frog, Cruziohyla craspedopus (Hylidae) photographed by Ryan Lynch after 12 years of working as a Biologist in Ecuador.
This is a fairly large frog reaching up to 80mm in males and 87mm in females, the coloration is outstanding, ranging from green through to blue and even purple, which is mottled with pale blue patches. The underside is bright yellow and the flanks are broken up with black lines. The inner leg matches the flanks but they are only visable when the frog is mobile.
C. craspedopus is a very elusive frog, rarely seen by humans, living high up in the canopy, so more than most frogs.