Panamanian Golden Frog

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Panamanian Golden Frog

Panamanian Golden Frogs by: Claudette Kankindi

Adaptation living on land and in water The Golden Frog spends most of its time on land looking for little insects to eat and in water females lays their eggs so they can develop.

HabitatRain forests near freshwater streams

Scientific NameAtelopus zeteki

DietPanamanian Golden Frogs are insectivores which means they eat insects which are near their streams.

Life Cycle Panamanian Golden Frog usually mate during the rainy season from November to December. Males claim territories near the stream, until the females return from the forest. Females give out large clutches of eggs,which are laid in a strands enclosed in protective gel. The eggs are sensitive and are laid under water in a dark narrow opening. The eggs only take two to six days to develop. The tadpoles hatch out, they feed on diatoms and algae found in the streams. Golden Frogs stay in the tadpole stage for 120-240 days. The offspring are left without parental behavior, so they have to look after themselves. A large number of them die before reaching adulthood.

Fun Facts Some people believe if you pass by the Golden Frog it will bring you luck Panamanian Golden Frogs are actually classifed as " Ture Toad"

Panamanian Golden Frog is found in Panama, Central America


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