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bare-hearted glass frog

Bare-hearted Glass Frog

The bare-hearted glass frog is found in Honduras (Olancho Department), central and southeastern Costa Rica, Panama, and western Colombia along the western slopes of Cordillera Occidental. They live near streams, or other bodies of water, that are surrounded by rainforests. During breeding season they live beside or directly above streams on leaves and bush that dangle over the water in order for eggs to hatch into the stream. The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (CRARC), founded by Brian Kubicki, has found that they live higher in trees or near waterfalls while not in breeding season. There is not much research on what they eat, but like most frogs they probably eat small insects.
Since they rely on the presence of trees, they are most threatened by the destruction of their habitat from deforestation. Even though they face threats to their environment, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, they are considered to be "least concern" for extinction. However, with many other glass frogs declining in population, bare-hearted glass frogs are also at risk. Global warming is also a threat to bare-hearted glass frogs. They need moisture and rain in order to not dry out, and lack of rain or warmer conditions can be dangerous. Biologists are interested in further researching and observing bare-hearted glass frogs as they can be good bio-indicators of how global warming is affecting, not only frogs, but other species in rainforests.

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