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Rio Grande Chirping Frog

Eleuthrodactylus cystignathoides


A small frog that is about an inch in length. It has mad hops for its size and can easily jump a foot in one stride. Commonly seen around moist areas such as lakes and houses that get a lot of sprinkler water. Found in southern Texas but can also be found as north as San Antonio. The design on the frog is very scattered with small black dots. It also has a background ranging from dark yellow to dark brown as the one shown in the picture. Commonly mistaken for the Cliff Chirping Frog which is a little bit larger and found near the Trans-Pecos area of Texas. Thank you and if you have anything to add or suggestions, please write in the comments section below and don't forget to like!


Found near open areas such as lakes and lawns that get a lot of water. Are usually crepuscular (coming out at dawn) and come out after rain looking for washed insects. Also found under moist rocks to have some shade from the sun. Thank you.

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Prineet the frog
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Prineet the frog

Katy, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2015
Submitted on Mar 16, 2016

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