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Mexican White-lipped Frog Leptodactylus labialis


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Mexican White-lipped Frog
credit: Esteban Alzate

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Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family

Description Tan with olive-brown dark rimmed spots. White line on lip. Prominent dorsal folds and disk on underside.

Dimensions 3.5-5.1cm. (1 3/8-2")

Voice 2-note call. Higher pitches second note.

Breeding May/June during heavy rains. Males normally dig an excavation, female then whips the nest from body secretion to make a foamy meringuelike nest.

Habitat Fields, ditches, under rocks and grassland.

Range Rio Grande Valley of Texas, through Mexico and Central America to Colombia and Venezuela.

Discussion Nocturnal. Carnivorous. Consumes any small anthropoid it can catch.