Greenhouse Frog

Greenhouse Frog

Scientific Name – Eleutherodactylus planirostris

Classification – Eleutherodactylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 1.7 to 3.1 cm (0.67 to 1.22 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – May – September

Incubation Period – Around 2 weeks

Special Features – No tadpole stage in the reproduction process as young emerges from the eggs fully formed; absent of webbing between the toes

Family Unit – Solitary except during the breeding sesaon

Geographical Distribution – Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands (native), Florida and Hawaii (introduced)

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Forests, grasslands, caves, urban areas such as plantations and gardens

Diet – Ants, beetles, mites, roaches, spiders

Predators – Lizards, birds, snakes, other frogs, mammals