Masked Smilisca (Smilisca phaeota) – Tree Frog

Smilisca Tree Frog (Smilisca phaeota) found in Limon Costa Rica

This Masked Smilisca Tree Frog was an excellent model. When we moved her from the bamboo to the lipstick palm she just clung on and waited for us to get the shot. We found her in a puddle surrounding our construction site. She had probably just laid about 2000 eggs, so if nature works as it should we should have about 250 of these little guys jumping around soon. They are a common sighting in both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica. They eat spiders so we should have less of them soon as well. Another type of Smilisca from our farm can be found at Baudin’s Tree Frog

 (Smilisca phaeota) tree frog
back view  (Smilisca phaeota)
Masked Smilisca  (Smilisca phaeota)
 (Smilisca phaeota)
You can get this frog on a drinking glass or other items in our online marketplace.A pint glass with a frog on it

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4 comments on “Masked Smilisca (Smilisca phaeota) – Tree Frog”

  1. Pingback: Litter Frog & Baudin's Tree Frog| Costa Rica | 10 Degrees Above

  2. Darby Geiszler Reply

    we are in the process of remodeling our b’room. One of the colors for accent will be yellow/green and I think this little guy would be so cute framed in there. I’ll put in my order when we get further along with the project…probably the bottom shot of the little guy. g’ma

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