The scientific name of the frog is Hyalinobatrachium dianae, it is also a glass frog.
Glass frogs are named because of their translucent bodies through everything can be viewed like organs etc.
The frog discovered joins the 13 other glass frogs.
- dianae is having bright green skin and bulging white eyes.
The one characteristic which sets this glass frog different from the other glass frogs discovered is the advertisement call used by males to attract females.
The researchers have recorded the frog call in the field and found that it consists of a single tonal long metallic whistle like noise.
Brian Kubicki, lead author the study said, this frog “sounds more like an insect than most other frogs,” so it might be a reason for which it went unnoticed for so long.
Researchers said that the DNA test of the frog proves that they are separate species and different from its closest cousin, Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi.
The name dianae for the species is picked as an ode to Janet Diana Kubicki, the mother of the study leader Kubicki, and as an allusion to Diana, the mountain loving Roamn goddess of the hunt and wild animals.
From the sites in Costa Rica’s Carribean foothills, researchers have collected six specimens. The elevation of the site is between 1,300 and 2,950 feet or 400 and 900 meters above sea level.
Researchers said that the habitat of the frog lies in the protected conservation where there are only few roads, so they believe that human development will not pose a great threat to the species in future.
Climate change and infectious disease have hit frogs around the world, so the researchers say it is unclear how these threats could affect this frog species.
Kubicki said, “Prior to the media making the link between Hyalinobatrachium dianae and Kermit the frog I had no thought about the resemblance, but I can see where they came up with this idea that has created such a sensation with this newly described species, I am glad that this species has ended up getting so much international attention, and in doing so it is highlighting the amazing amphibians that are native to Costa Rica and the need to continue exploring and studying the country’s amazing tropical forests.”
The findings of the study are published in the journal Zootaxa.