Golden Tree Frog
The Golden Tree Frog is endemic to Trinidad and is found only in three (3) areas: the summits of El Tucuche, Aripo and Morne Bleu Ridge, where montane forest and elfin woodland exist. It is regarded as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to its severely restricted habitat and fragmented distribution on three summits of the Northern Range.
It is a small to medium sized frog of approximately 35mm, having a chocolate brown dorsum with two (2) golden - yellow stripes from its snout to its rear/ vent. Its limbs are cream but transparent. The pupils of the eye are black and are surrounded by gold rings. The body and head of this species are compressed to allow it to squeeze through small spaces such as between the tightly packed leaves of the giant bromeliad (Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora). These frogs have serrated teeth and fangs on their jaws. They may lay single eggs or a small clutch of eggs on the leaves of bromeliads.
The Golden Tree Frog (Adobe PDF 1.84MB)
Golden Tree Frog Brochure (Adobe PDF 2.84MB)