Centrolenella lynchi Duellman, 1980
Centrolene lynchi, sometimes known as the Lynch's giant glass frog, is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in the Risaralda Department on the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia and on the western Andes in the Pichincha and Cotopaxi Provinces, Ecuador. It is named after John Lynch, a herpetologist who collected the first specimens of this species. Centrolene scirtetes might be a junior synonym of this species.
Giant by name only, these frogs are still larger than many of their relatives: males measure 23–27 mm (0.91–1.06 in) and females about 26 mm (1.0 in) in snout–vent length. Dorsum is yellowish-greenish with tiny whitish tubercles and black spots.
Habitat and conservation
The species' natural habitats are cloud forests (including secondary ones) along streams. It requires forest vegetation overhanging water. It has greatly declined in Ecuador, likely because of changing climate, but it is also threatened by habitat loss, alien species, and pollution.
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