Sachatamia ilex

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Sachatamia ilex
Centrolene ilex.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Centrolenidae
Genus: Sachatamia
Species: S. ilex
Binomial name
Sachatamia ilex
(Savage, 1967)

Centrolenella ilex Savage, 1967
Centrolene ilex (Savage, 1967)

Sachatamia ilex is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae. It is found in eastern Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, western Colombia (Pacific lowlands and the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental), and western Ecuador.[1][2][3][4] Common name Limon giant glass frog has been coined for this species, apparently in reference to its type locality in the canton of Limón, Costa Rica.[2]


Adult males measure 27–29 mm (1.1–1.1 in) and females 28–34 mm (1.1–1.3 in) in snout–vent length.[3] The snout is truncate in lateral view. Both fingers and toes have webbing. The dorsal skin is shagreen.[5] The dorsum is uniform dark green in color. The gular region and belly are creamy white. The iris is white or light gray with black reticulations.[3]

The males call from the upper surfaces of the leaves near streams and may engage in fights. The eggs are black and are deposited on the upper surface of the leaves.[3]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitats are humid lowland and montane primary and secondary forests at elevations between 180 and 1,420 m (590 and 4,660 ft) above sea level. It is typically found in bushes and trees along forest streams, its breeding habitat. While habitat loss is a localized threat, it is not considered threatened as a species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Solís, F.; et al. (2010). "Sachatamia ilex". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T54920A11224601. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Sachatamia ilex (Savage, 1967)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Guayasamin, J. M.; et al. (2012–2017). "Sachatamia ilex". Ron, S. R., Guayasamin, J. M., Yanez-Muñoz, M. H., Merino-Viteri, A., Ortiz, D. A. and Nicolalde, D. A. 2016. AmphibiaWebEcuador. Version 2016.0. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ). Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Acosta Galvis, A. R.; D. Cuentas (2017). "Sachatamia ilex (Savage, 1967)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.07.2017.0. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Guayasamin, Juan M.; Bustamante, Martin R.; Almeida-Reinoso, Diego; Funk, W. Chris (2006). "Glass frogs (Centrolenidae) of Yanayacu Biological Station, Ecuador, with the description of a new species and comments on centrolenid systematics". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 147 (4): 489–513. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00223.x.