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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.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Ceratophryidae
    Genus Ceratophrys
    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 under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 9th September 2019.

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