The “cocoa frog” could be a new species. This slender tree-dweller uses round disks on its fingers and toes to skillfully move about in the treetops. Like other amphibians, its semi-permeable skin makes it highly sensitive to environmental changes. Said expedition member Trond Larsen, in the press release, “Like other amphibians, its semi-permeable skin makes it highly sensitive to changes in the environment, especially freshwater. With over 100 species of frogs likely gone extinct over just the last three decades, the discovery of this new species is especially heartening.”
Image credit: Stuart V Nielsen.