An expedition on the Nangaritza River of Ecuador, near the border with Peru, has uncovered a dozen new or endangered species, including the glass frog.
The Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum is known as a glass or crystal frog because you can see all of its internal organs through its transparent flesh.
The purpose of the three-week biodiversity study was to identify species and make conservation recommendations for ecotourism possibilities.
Other discoveries in the Nangaritza region included what researchers referred to as a “remarkably ugly bug-eyed salamander,” a red poison arrow frog and a frog smaller than a fingernail. A lizard and seven grasshoppers were also among the recently exposed creatures.