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Drab Treefrog

(Smilisca sordida)

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The Drab Treefrog is also called Costa Rican Smilisca, Veragua Cross-banded Treefrog. Light brown, red-brown, or grayish mid-sized treefrog; back has darker gray,brown, or green markings;sides are brown with lighter-colored spots; limbs marked with brown or olive bands; eyes brown or silver mixed with black; to 6.5cm (2.5in). (Rana de Arbol).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Pacific and Caribbean slopes; occurs on vegetation, especially bromeliade piphytes and in small pools.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Drab Treefrog (Smilisca sordida), Costa Rica