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Muchobirdnerd
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Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by Muchobirdnerd » May 11th, 2016, 6:07 pm

I have been meaning to post this for a while but have been crazy busy. Here are some amphibians from an expedition to the western lowlands of Ecuador. We are currently fundraising to purchase more land to create a buffer for a small reserve that is home to some critically endangered amphibians. Check out http://www.savethechoco.com to learn more.

Cochranella mache is endemic to the Ecaudorian Chocó. Only known in seven locations. Listed as critically endangered

ImageCochranella mache by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr

Sachatamia albomaculata

ImageSachatamia albomaculata by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr

Oophaga sylvatica is a species that I can't get sick of. I've seen these in four different locations and each morph is more ridiculous than the next. Check out the website gallery for the gold morph.

ImageOophaga sylvatica by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr


Hypsiboas picturatus is a species that photography really can't capture.

Imagehypsiboas picturatus by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr

If anyone has questions feel free to ask. I hope you all enjoy.

JIm

I'll be sure to post some of the reptiles soon.

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by MattSullivan » May 12th, 2016, 6:03 am

sweet set of shots and frogs man

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by Ribbit » May 12th, 2016, 7:47 am

Wow, fantastic photos of wonderful frogs. I hope to visit the Choco region someday soon. Looking forward to the reptiles!

John

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by dwakefield » May 12th, 2016, 10:08 am

Absolutely amazing photography and animals!

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by NACairns » May 12th, 2016, 12:00 pm

Beautiful shots, interesting community, were all these frogs found in the same sort of habitat.

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by Muchobirdnerd » May 12th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Ribbit wrote:Wow, fantastic photos of wonderful frogs. I hope to visit the Choco region someday soon. Looking forward to the reptiles!

John
Thanks. It is a really special place. Some of the coolest habitats I've seen.

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by Muchobirdnerd » May 12th, 2016, 12:11 pm

dwakefield wrote:Absolutely amazing photography and animals!
Thank you.

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Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Post by Muchobirdnerd » May 12th, 2016, 12:16 pm

NACairns wrote:Beautiful shots, interesting community, were all these frogs found in the same sort of habitat.
The only one not found in the same stream is O. Sylvatica. There is a stream in the Ecaudorian Chocó that has 10 species of glass frogs. That stream is not well protected unfortunately. The threats are palm oil, slash and burn agriculture, and lumber trade. Lumber trade being the least concern b/c they don't clear the forest at least.

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