“The Smallest endangered frogs in the Americas”

Endangered Monte Iberia Eleuth, Eleutherodactylus Iberia. is the smallest frog in the Northern Hemisphere. It lives in Cuba. Iberia is second in size to a diminutive South American beauty the Brazilian Gold Frog

Eleutherodactylus_iberia

Eleutherodactylus_iberia

Monte Iberia Eleuth measures just over 3/8 inches (9.6 – 9.8 mm long) is the smallest living frog in the northern hemisphere. Its “voice or song box” and its throat is about the size of the head of a pin. With such a tiny throat apparatus its’ croak sounds like a high-pitched series of irregular chirps,

This endangered frog Monte Iberia lays only a single egg to a few in each clutch and both parents are closely involved in raising the young.

Requiring high humidity to survive, this tiny frog lives in areas of closed rain forest with poorly-drained soil.

The smallest frog in South America

The Brazilian Gold Frog (Brachycephalus didactylus), also known as Izecksohn’s Toad, is the smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere.

Endangered Brazilian gold frog

Endangered Brazilian gold frog

The adult Brazilian Gold Frog measure to only 9.8 millimeters (24.764 inches) in body length. Many have a beautiful golden color after which they are named. named.

It is found in forests of southeastern Brazil. The Gold Frog has bony dorsal shields that are fused to the vertebrae.

They eat worms and insects and they spawn and lay their eggs in puddles or ponds or whatever is available.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Iberia_Eleuth

Excerpts courtesy of tolweb.org/Brachycephalidae

Image 1. courtesy of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleutherodactylus_iberia

Image 2. courtesy of hvrsd.k12.nj.us/timberlane

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