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Pacman frog

Ceratophrys ornata

Description:

The Ornate horned frog, also known as the Pacman frog, is the most common species of terrestrial frogs native from the rain forests of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ornate horned frogs are usually bearing the color of bright green, brownish red, and yellow blotches and spots. Their mouths are as wide as their heads and they have a strong jaws and a wide tongue. Pacman frogs are famous for eating anything that fits in their large mouth and swallowing prey as large as themselves. In the wild, these frogs spend most of the time burrowed beneath a wet surface waiting for preys. They are lazy, they don’t normally move and they can’t jump too high and all they do is to eat and sleep with their eye open. Males are known to grow between 2.5 – 4.5 inches while females grow from 4 – 6inches in snout vent length. Only the male Pacman frog will chirp, or croak typically in calling out for a mating partner.

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12 Comments

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Nice spot Brian!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

niccccce.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! So fascinating colors!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 9 years ago

Beautiful !!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

stunning !!!!

Brian Santos
Brian Santos 9 years ago

Thanks guys

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Like your information and fascinating frog!

Megs18
Megs18 9 years ago

What a cool frog!!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

One of my favorite PN spottings ever. Great photos and description!

ChrysologusDmello
ChrysologusDmello 9 years ago

awesome mn!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Amazing pictures and great description.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Incredible!

Brian Santos
Spotted by
Brian Santos

Intramuros, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 25, 2010
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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