Argentine Horned Frog

Argentine Horned Frog

Scientific Name – Ceratophrys ornata

Classification – Ceratophryidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Males: Around 11.5 cm (4.5 in); Females: Around 16.5 cm (6.5 in)

Average Weight – Females: Up to 480 g (1 lb)

Life Expectancy – 6 to 7 years (in wild); up to 10 years or more (in captivity)

Breeding Season – Not known

Incubation Period – 2 weeks

Special Features – Mouth is approximately half of its overall size; bright green in color with red markings; possess vomerine teeth, or teeth on the roof of its mouth, and also around the outside of its jaw

Family Unit – Solitary except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Natural Habitat – Woodlands in the vicinity of shallow waters, roadside ditches, irrigated cropland

Diet – Insects, rodents, lizards, other frogs

Predators – Birds, snakes, bears