Surinam Horned Frog
The Surinam horned frogs are known for their horns as they are the largest than other horned frogs. Their feeding habit is irregular and flawed as they sometimes die out of over eating or consuming something bigger than their mouth. They are aggressive, territorial, and ambush predators. Because f their eating habit, they are colloquially known as “Pac Man” frogs. Males are smaller than females.
|Scientific Name||Ceratophrys cornuta|
|Other Names||Amazonian horned frog|
|Size||Around 7.9 in (20 cm)|
|Color||Dark brown, green, or beige body with a black throat|
|Weight||Around 16 oz (453 g)|
|Distribution||The northern region of South America (Brazil and Colombia)|
|Habitat||Pools and freshwater marshes|
|Diet||Lizards, mice, and other frogs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|Clutch Size||Around 1000 eggs|
|Average Lifespan||Around 1 year|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
Published on September 9th 2019 by staff under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 9th September 2019.