Find the first fluorescent frog in history
You may use these light pulses to communicate and find a mate. Scientists from the Bernardino Rivadavia Museum of Natural Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina, discovered the first luminescent frog in history.
It is the ‘hypsiboas punctatus’, an arboreal amphibian that lives in the tropical forests of South America, whose main attraction was its almost translucent skin that ranges from yellow to reddish.
However, the study found that it is also fluorescent and may use these pulses of light to communicate and find a partner.
According to the researchers, ultraviolet light increased the brightness of the frog between 19 and 29 percent depending on the strength of the lighting in their environment.
«Our calculations show that fluorescence contributes from 18.5 percent of thelight on full moon nights to 29.6 percent during twilight,» the article reads.