Coqui frog toe disk / pad (Eleutherodactylus coqui)
Copyright 2005 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Coqui frog toe disk / pad (Eleutherodactylus coqui). The coqui, also called the little frog in Puerto Rico, has only a minute tail when it is born, which quickly disappears. Its length ranges between 15mm-80mm and the color of the coqui varies considerably - green, brown and yellowish, sometimes having touches of different colors. This genus has no inter-digital membrane, which could indicate that they are not adapted to swim. All coquies have disks or pads on the tips of their toes, to help them adhere to surfaces, like moistened leaves. Magnification*: x800 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)