Frog of the Week

Surinam Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta)


Common Name: Surinam Horned Frog
Scientific Name: Ceratophrys cornuta
Family: Ceratophryidae – Horned Frog family
Size: 4.7 inches or 120 mm
Location: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela

Surinam Horned Frog is a somewhat popular frog in the pet trade. In the wild, they are colored green or brown, but different colors are found in the pet trade. They like to sit and hide in the dirt until a prey item approaches, which is when they jump and bite into it with their giant mouths.


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