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Horned Frog


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There are two main species of Horned Frog, the Argentine horned frog and the Cranwells horned frog, both of which are found in the wetland areas of Argentina on the tip of South America.

The Argentine horned frog is also commonly known as the Argentine wide-mouthed Frog or Pacman frog, and is the most common species of horned frog. The Argentine horned frog is native to the rain forests of Argentina but can now be commonly found throughout Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

The Argentine horned frog is most well known for being a voracious eater, as the horned frog will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to the horned frogs wide mouth. The horned frog tends to hunt things such as insects, small birds and mammals, lizards and other frogs, and the horned frog is often very greedy with its selection.

The Cranwells horned frog is also originally from Argentina but is hard to find elsewhere as the Cranwells horned frog is an extremely popular exotic pet particularly in North America. This is because the horned frog is a very hardy species of frog, making the horned frog one of the easier exotic pets to look after.

The horned frog is commonly known as the Pacman frog due the horned frogs very close resemblance to the characters in the Pacman video game.


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Horned Frog Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Amphibia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Anura
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Leptodactylidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Ceratophrys
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Ceratophrys Ornata
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Amphibian
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
14-20cm (5.5-8in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
320-480g (11.2-17oz)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
8km/h (5mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
5-8 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, White, Yellow
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Permeable scales
Favourite Food:Worms
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Rainforest and tropical swamplands
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
1,500
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Worms, Roaches, Insects
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Birds, Snakes, Bears
Special Features:Bumpy skin and long, sticky tongue

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