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Argentine Horned Frog

Argentine horned frog is a species of horned frog occurring in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. The species is terrestrial and solitary. The frog is called “horned” frog because of the elongated skin folds over the eyes much like horns.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ceratophryidae
    Genus Ceratophrys
    Scientific Name Ceratophrys ornata


    Other Names Argentine wide-mouthed frog, ornate pacman frog
    Size Male: Around 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
    Female: Around 16.5 cm (6.5 in)
    Color Bright green with red markings
    Distribution Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil
    Habitat Woodlands near areas with shallow water
    Diet Rodents like mice, small reptiles, large spiders, insects
    Predators Birds, snakes, bears
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 2000 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 2 weeks
    Reproductive Age 18 to 24 months
    Average Lifespan In wild: 6 to 7 years
    In captivity: Up to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on April 4th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 23rd March 2017.

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