November 17, 2014

 

The Riobamba Marsupial frog is endemic to Ecuador. Once it was a common species but at this moment the frog is listed as Endangered because of a drastic population decline te be more than 50 %. This species has its name from the pouch-like skin flap on the back of the females where the larvae go through their embryonic stage. Not a real bag but rather a thin flap of skin and where the eggs are clearly visible.

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Riobamba Marsupial frog