Some animals have achieved such mimicry with the environment where they live that often we do not see them. One such case is the Darwin frog, which is one of the species that better blends in with the environment in the area of Patagonia, as it can change the color of its body depending on the habitat where they are. The color of the body can vary from green to various shades of brown.
Another feature of the frog is its size, since it is one of the smaller of the Patagonia amphibians. Males are between 22 and 28 mm (less than an inch to an inch) long, whereas the size of females between 25 and 31 mm (an inch to an inch ¼).
To reproduce, it is the male who holds between 1-19 eggs in his mouth and after 6 to 8 weeks emerge small replicas of the parent. If Darwin’s frog dies, this particular form of parental care will also be missed.
The favorite place of frogs are rainforests, high humidity and abundant vegetation. Fallen logs become a good hiding place and a good source of food since there are small insects. Not to scare their prey, the frog stands still waiting until the prey is at a good distance.
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If you want more information on Darwin’s Frog and information on initiatives to protect them, visit www.CentroMeri.org.