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Golden Coqui

Golden coqui is a rare species of frog endemic to Puerto Rico. The species has not been spotted since 1981 and is believed to be possibly extinct.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Superfamily Hyloidea
    Family Eleutherodactylidae
    Subfamily Eleutherodactylinae
    Genus Eleutherodactylus
    Scientific Name Eleutherodactylus jasperi


    Size 1.7–2.2 cm (0.67–0.87 in)
    Color Olive-gold to yellow-gold
    Distribution Puerto Rico
    Habitat Bromeliads in subhumid forest, rocky and open  areas
    Diet Insects, other tiny invertebrates
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 3 to 6 young
    Gestation Period Within a month
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on April 18th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2017.

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