Frog of the Week

Horned Marsupial Frog (Gastrotheca cornuta)

horned marsupial frog

Photo By brian.gratwicke – Gastrotheca cornuta – puppy-dog pose, CC BY 2.0,

Common Name: Horned Marsupial Frog
Scientific Name: Gastrotheca cornuta
Family: Hemiphractidae
Location:Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama
Size: 2.8 to 3.1 inches or 7 to 8 cm

The Horned Marsupial Frog is a nocturnal species of frogs that live high in the canopy in rain forests. These frogs never have to leave the trees because they don’t lay their eggs in the water. The female Horned Marsupial frogs actually carry their eggs in a poach on the back, which is why they are named after marsupials.

They are listed as endangered because of Chytrid Fungus and habitat lose.


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