The Blue-and-Yellow Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) is an amphibian. It is a hylid frog. It is also known as the Bicoloured Tree-Frog, the Giant Monkey Frog, the Giant Leaf Frog, or the Waxy-Monkey Treefrog.
The Blue-and-Yellow Frog is lime green with a yellowish-white belly. Its lower lips, chest, and front legs have white spots. Its toes have large, green discs to enable it to stick to tree branches. Its eyes are dark-grey.
It grows up to 9-12 centimetres (3.5-5 inches) in length.
The Blue-and-Yellow Frog is native to the Amazon basin, in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and the Guianas. It prefers tropical rain forests.
It is arboreal, which means that it lives in trees.
It is nocturnal, active mostly at night.
The male and female make a leaf nest near puddles of water on the forest floor. The female lays eggs in the nest. The eggs hatch into tadpoles, and they fall from the nest into the puddle of water. In the puddle, the tadpoles grow into adult frogs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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