Here's Why The Coquí Frog is the Symbol of Puerto Rico

Like the coquí, many Puerto Ricans are smaller in stature, but exuberant when speaking. The saying is, “I’m not yelling, I’m Puerto Rican.” The traits of this miniscule frog and the tremendous people of the island often mirror each other, so it is very fitting that the coquí is Puerto Rico’s national symbol.Author: Kris Pethick…

The Coqui

The coquí has been a cultural symbol of Puerto Rican history for centuries. Since the time of our native Taino inhabitants and its presence shown on many stone engravings to the present and all the places and objects you will find this symbol represented. It has become a national symbol and an icon for anything Puerto Rican.…

Puerto Rican Coqui National Wildlife Federation

The Puerto Rican coqui (pronounced ko-kee) is a small arboreal frog that’s brown, yellow, or green in color. Its scientific genus name—Eleutherodactylus—means “free toes” because, unlike many frogs, the coqui doesn’t have webbed feet. These amphibians have special disks, or toe pads, on their feet that allow them to climb up ...…

Coqui Frog PuertoRico.com

Coqui Frogs (Eleutherodactylus coqui) are a unique species of tree frogs found mainly on the island of Puerto Rico.There are sixteen species of Coqui Frogs, of which eleven are endemic to Puerto Rico. Thirteen of these species of frog can be found in the El Yunque National Forest, previously referred to as the Caribbean National Forest.…