Anolis (Norops) aquaticus has bluish-green eyes, while the Anolis oxylophus has coppery eyes, as I’ve written about before. Here are those pretty eyes.
Often epiphytic, this individual is planted in the ground at the botanical garden. When the leaves die, the vascular tissue remains intact while the tissue between decomposes, leaving a net-like, tannish leaf outline on the forest floor. An
I discovered a female belatomatidae waterbug laying her eggs on the father’s abdomen in Río Java, but the flashes from my camera scare her off before a got a nice photograph. You can make out their abdomens touching and the partial clutch on the male. B
Two catfish are distributed throughout Las Cruces streams. The long-whiskered catfish (Rhamdia rogersi) is present in Río Java and several small streams, including Quebrada Culvert and the upstream Quebrada Culebra. The other, the Pencil Catfish (Trichomycterus striatus), I have only caught in Río Java.
Here, minnow traps were used to collect crabs and both species of catfish were caught as by-catch.
Additionally, while we collected the pencil catfish in 2013 and subsequent years, it doesn’t look like I ever published any images—so here are a few old images of Trichomycterus.