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Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni01a.jpg
Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Centrolenidae
Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae
Genus: Hyalinobatrachium
Ruiz-Carranza (fr) and Lynch (fr), 1991
Type species
Hylella fleischmanni
Boettger, 1893

32 species (see text)

Hyalinobatrachium is a genus of glass frogs, family Centrolenidae. They are widely distributed in the Americas, from tropical Mexico to southeastern Brazil and Argentina.[1]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The genus is currently defined to include Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni and its closest relatives.[1][2] Its sister taxon is Celsiella. Some species formerly in this genus are now in Vitreorana or Teratohyla.[2]


Hyalinobatrachium have a bulbous liver covered by white pigment, a transparent parietal peritoneum, and lack a humeral spine in adult males. The bones are white in living animals. Males usually call from the underside of leaves. Females deposit one layer of eggs on the underside of leaves.[2]


As of mid-2017, these species are included in the genus:[1]

AmphibiaWeb also lists Hyalinobatrachium petersi and Hyalinobatrachium lemur[3] but these are synonymized in the Amphibian Species of the World.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Hyalinobatrachium Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Guayasamin, J. M.; Castroviejo-Fisher, S.; Trueb, L.; Ayarzagüena, J.; Rada, M.; Vilà, C. (2009). "Phylogenetic systematics of glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) and their sister taxon Allophryne ruthveni". Zootaxa. 2100: 1–97. 
  3. ^ "Centrolenidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.