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Rio Grande Chirping Frog Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Syrrhophus cystignathoides)


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Rio Grande Chirping Frog
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Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family

Description Granular skin, gray-yellow/brown. Dark mottling. Light stripe through eye. Front toe pads more prominent.

Dimensions 1.6-2.5cm. (5/8-1".

Voice Cricket-like chirp. Calls when it rains.

Breeding April/May. Lays eggs in moist soil and leaf litter.

Habitat Shaded vegetation, leaf litter and moist soil.

Range Texas into e. Mexico.

Discussion Nocturnal. Terrestrial. Very hard to catch, easy to spot.