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.


Riobamba Marsupial frog