‘Glass Frog’ Species Visibly Displays Its Beating Red Heart

You don’t have to be a biologist to see how so-called “glass frogs,” a group of largely arboreal tree frogs found in parts of Central and South America, earned that unusually descriptive name — their transparent underbellies are windows into their tiny bodies, revealing many of the organs tucked under their skin.

And in a new species recently discovered in Ecuador, the frog’s see-through skin on its underside extends over its chest as well, fully exposing its wee little, dark-red heart.

Read more on https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/glass-frog-species-visibly-displays-its-beating-red-heart

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