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Horned Frog

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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:Worms, Roaches, Insects
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Birds, Snakes, Bears
Special Features:Bumpy skin and long, sticky tongue

Horned Frog Location

Map of Horned Frog Locations
Map of South America

Horned Frog

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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First Published: 20th January 2009, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 20 Jan 2009]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 20 Jan 2009]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 20 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 20 Jan 2009]

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