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The Mehuan Green Frog, Insuetophrynus acarpicus, is only found in Chile. The species used to range through a greater portion of the coastal mountains of Chile but now is only found in several small sections of isolated streams. This is one of the most endangered of South America's amphibians. The IUCN lists the species as CR or critically endangered. Critically endangered means that the species likely to go extinct. The species lives in and around rocks and logs in the stream, often spending time beneath the water and below rocks. The tadpoles of this species have a clear ventral surface through which all of their internal organs can be viewed. This specimen was photographed in coastal Chile, 2013.
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