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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
ORNATE HORNED FROG
Ceratophrys ornata

Range:
These frogs are native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil. Their common name, horned frog, comes from the folds of skin that are located over their eyes. They are also referred to as "mouths with legs" or Pacman frogs because their mouth appears to be the entire front half of the body.
Habitat: Leafy, muddy vegetation of the tropical forest floor.
Diet: Ornate horned frogs eat large insects and small vertebrates such as lizards, mice, and other frogs, including other ornate horned frogs. They are passive hunters, waiting for food to come near before attacking.
Status: Near Threatened (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Up to 480 g (1 lb).

Length: About 5.5 inches.
Lifespan: Up to about 6 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

The Argentine Horned frog's females deposit about 2000 eggs in water and within two weeks they become tadpoles.


 

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