Aruban Colombian Four-eyed Frog

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Michael Tromp

Frogs produce a rich variety of sounds, calls, and songs during their courtship and mating rituals. This picture shows the vibration effect of the sound in the water of a dominant Colombian Four-eyed male frog. Pleurodema brachyops, is native to Aruba Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Panama and Venezuela. Locally known in Aruba as the “Dori”. After heavy rains it will propagate itself in temporary waterpools and ponds. The eggs develop within twenty-four hours into small tadpoles which change within eight days into small frogs. At night its monotonous croaking can be heard from far away.

Location: Westpunt, Aruba


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