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Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris


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Greenhouse Frog
credit: Pierre Fidenci

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family

Description Reddish-brown to brown. Stripes or dark mottling. Scarlet eyes. Brown stippling on belly.

Dimensions 1.6-3.2cm. (5/8-1 1/4")

Voice Repeated musical chirping.

Breeding During summer rainfall. Laid under vegetation. Develops within the egg, hatches as a frog. Loses tail soon after.

Habitat Any ground with sufficient moist shelter.

Range Florida peninsula.

Discussion Nocturnal. Forages on lawns for food. Sprinklers lure it out from its hiding spot.