Chiriqui Robber Frog (Pristimantis cruendus)

The Chiriqui Robber Frog is a nocturnal, arboreal inhabitant of humid lowland and montane forest in tropical countries, namely Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Their color and pattern is highly variable. It lacks webbing on the hands and feet, but shows greatly enlarged disks on the toes and fingers. The best field mark to identify this species is the black reticulum on the eyes.

Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada

A rare frog of Costa Rican humid lowlands, active during the night and usually hidden during the day

Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada (4)

The color of this frog is very cryptic, which helps to provide camouflage during the day

Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada (3)

The pattern in the face and throat of this frog camouflages it in leaf litter

Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada (2)

Another close up shot of this magnificent frog, now showing the lightern pattern on the underside

Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada (6)Chiriqui Robber Frog - Pristimantis cruendus - Rana de Ingle Dorada (5)

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