Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Brad Wilson, DVM 

Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Lars L. Iversen 

Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Brad Wilson, DVM 

Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Brad Wilson, DVM 

Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Brad Wilson, DVM
Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: ProAves Colombia 

Hypsiboas picturatus, imbabura treefrogimage credit: Santiago Ron
Habitat: Columbia and Ecuador
Status: Least Concern


This colorful little treefrog is Hypsiboas picturatus, or the Imbabura Treefrog. It’s usually found along streams in closed-canopy forests and can be locally abundant, however generally uncommon.

Unfortunately, this species is declining due to habitat loss even though it is still listed as Least Concern. Luckily though, it occurs in several protected areas, including the Parque Nacional Mache Chindul and Reserva Ecol├│gica Cotacahi-Cayapas in Ecuador.

Those eyes are simply stunning aren’t they?