Costa Rican Frog and Toad Families
Herpetologist have placed the roughly 133 species of frogs and toads found within the Republic of Costa Rica into 8 groups or families.
These are the burrowing toads, toads, glass frogs, poison-dart frogs, tree frogs, leptodactylid frogs, narrow-mouthed frogs, and true frogs.
This website will attempt to provide some representative examples of each family, and to provide links to additional resources.
|Costa Rican Frog and Toad Families||# of species|
|Rhynophrynidae (Mexican burrowing toads)||1|
|Centrolenidae (Glass frogs)||13|
|Dendrobatidae (Poison-dart frogs)||8|
|Hylidae (Tree Frogs)||43|
|Leptopdactylidae (Leptodactylid frogs)||46|
|Microhylidae (Narrow-mouthed frogs)||3|
|Ranidae (True frogs)||5|