Lemur Tree Frog - Agalychnis lemur (Captive Bred)-


Quantity Available: 10

 Defining Characteristics: 
  • Great Beginner Frog
  • Bright green with black flecking
  • Somewhat Shy
  • 1”-1.5”
  • Low Short Trill
  • Good in Groups
Name: Agalychnis lemur commonly known as the Lemur Leaf Frog was previously in the genuses Phyllomedusa and hylomantis but has been moved to Agalychnis in 2010. Lemur is likely from the Latin for evil spirits of the dead. 
Recommended Enclosure Size: Josh's Frogs recommends that Lemur Tree frogs be kept in an enclosure as small as a 10 gal with only one individual but most frogs appreciate more space such as an 18x18x18 front opening tank. Adult Lemur tree frogs can be kept on Biodedding covered in a layer of damp sphagnum moss and leaves. Springtails and isopods can be added to this ensemble to make it a bioactive vivarium. Lemur Tree frogs seem to really appreciate plants such as spathiphyllum and other long leaved plants. 
Temperature: Ideally Lemur Tree Frogs should be kept in the 70s. Temperature monitory can be acheived with a thermometer/combometer.
Humidity: Lemur Tree Frogs thrive best within the 50-70% humidity range. Humidity monitory can be acheived with a Hygrometer/combometer.
Size: At the time of sale Lemur Tree frogs will be at least 3/4" long. Adults can reach between 1-1.5" for males and 1.5-2" for females. 
Age: Lemur Tree Frogs will be at least a month out of the water at the time they are purchased. 
Feeding: Lemur tree frogs can eat 1/4" crickets right out of the water and will continue to do so throughout their life. A large female may be able to take 1/2" but in a tank with males as well this is not advised as a cricket size most of the time. Crickets should be gutloaded and dusted with a vitamin or calcium supplement.
Sexing: For this species the main difference between sexes won't be apparent until they reach sexual maturity and the size differences become apparent. Females will also be much more rotund than males who very frequently look skinny. When introduced to a rain chamber males will call and amplex females.
Color/Pattern: Lemur Tree Frogs are a light green color with black flecking over the back with yellow toes and flanks. Their underbelly is a uniform white color. Eyes are white with a black vertical pupil ringed with a starkly contrasting black.
Social Behavior: Lemur Tree frogs can be housed in fairly large groups with males usually leaving females alone unless outside breeding triggers are introduced into the environment. 
Breeding: Like other frogs in Agalychnis the Lemur Tree Frogs can be fairly easily bred when introduced to a rain chamber. 
Natural Range: This species occurs in Costa Rica and Panama, and marginally in Colombia. It occurs predominantly on the Atlantic versant from the vicinity of Tilarán, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, to western Panama; the disjunct Pacific slope records are from north-western Costa Rica and south-western, central, and extreme eastern Panama in the Darien area, where it extends marginally across the border into Colombia. In Costa Rica the species is now only known with certainty from three sites: Fila Asunción, 15km south-west of Limón (an abandoned farm); in a forested area near Parque Nacional Barbilla near Siquirres (where one female has been found); and from Guayacán (in Limón Province). The first of these three sites is the only site known to have a large breeding population. All other previously known Costa Rican populations of this species have disappeared including those in Monteverde, San Ramón, Braulio Carrillo, and Tapantí. Its altitudinal range is 440-1,600m asl. (IUCN Red List)
History in the Hobby: Despite being critically endangered due to the chytrid fungus in the wild, Lemur Tree Frogs breed fairly readily in captivity. 
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Shipping for any number of frogs is just $39.99. Frogs are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and are delivered by 12:00 pm to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependant on your availability and weather.


Please respond to our Frog Shipping Email, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive. We'll email back to confirm after checking your local weather conditions.


We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart!


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FedEx's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when you call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will take care of this when contacted about scheduling shipment. Frog orders require contact from our customer prior to being shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. We have a special contract with UPS to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

Josh's Frogs guarantees the Health & Live Arrival of all frogs.

All frog shipments are sent via FedEx Priority Overnight. Josh's Frogs guarantees that all frogs will arrive alive and in good health, provided that temperatures on day of arrival do not exceed 85 degrees before the frogs are delivered to home or business address, or nearest FedEx location. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 40 degrees for delivery to home or business address. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 30 degrees for pickup at the nearest FedEx location. Someone is there to accept the package on first delivery attempt, or package is picked up by noon the day of arrival if package is held at a FedEx location for pickup. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

If frogs arrive deceased or in poor condition, Josh's Frogs requires that the customer notifies us of the condition of the animal(s) within 1 hour of arrival via email at, or at (800) 691-8178. Picture(s) of the animal(s) must be sent by 4pm EST day of arrival to Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

Josh's Frogs offers a 3 day health guarantee on all animals purchased from Josh's Frogs. If animal(s) purchased arrive in good shape but fail to thrive within 3 days, Josh's Frogs requires that pictures of the animal(s) and their habitat is emailed to within 3 days of the animal's arrival. When emailing the pictures, please include relavent habitat information, such as average humidity and temperature. A Josh's Frogs representative will then contact the customer and discuss poison dart frog care. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.