The gladiator tree frog is so named for the fights that can occur between males over suitable nests for mating. Females only mate with males who have secured a nest, and males will sometimes fight to the death when one attempts to steal a nest from another. They are armed with a bony spine on their hands, which males will use as a weapon during these battles.
|Photo Location:||Carate, Costa Rica|
|Copyright:||© Ben Blankenship|