Kristiina Hurme

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Kristiina holding leptodactylus pentadactylus.jpg

Ph.D. 2011

Office: TLS 379A

Voice: (860) 486-5434

Fax: (860) 486-6364



Check out my feature article on the front page of the UConn Daily Campus!

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My photo won "Best Zoological Photo" and "Best Overall Biological Photo" at the recent 2011 EEB Grad Student Symposium! Check it out at bottom right!

Home page:

Egg clutch.jpg

Mailing address:

The University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.

Photo description - Many tropical tree frogs (e.g. Hylidae and Centrolenidae) lay their eggs on the underside of leaves that hang over water, to keep them safe from aquatic predators until they hatch, and fall into the water. This is an egg clutch that I found hanging on a leaf over a stream along Pipeline Road, in Gamboa, Panama. Unlike in many species of glass frogs, there was no attending parent, so I do not know the species. I lit up the clutch from below with a flashlight, and love how the jelly captures the light, magnifies the leaf, and highlights each individual egg membrane. Note the yolk-filled bellies of each embryo.