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Spotted Chirping Frog Eleutherodactylus guttilatus (Syrrhophus guttilatus)


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Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family

Description Yellow/greenish-brown. Dark, wormlike patterns. Smooth skinned. Front feet toe pads more prominent.

Dimensions 1.9-3.2cm. (3/4-1 1/4")

Voice Short chirps.

Breeding Spring. 15 eggs laid.

Habitat Caves & ravines near springs.

Range Davis Mountains in west Texas south into Mexico.

Discussion Nocturnal. Hides under leaf litter during the day. Feeds on insects, spiders and crustaceans - anything that fits in its mouth. Jumps when threatened.