Frog of the Week

Sheep Frog (Hypopachus variolosus)

Common Name: Sheep Frog, Mexican Narrow Mouthed Toad
Scientific Name: Hypopachus variolosus
Family: Microhylidae
Location: Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico,Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the United States
US Location: Texas
Size: 2 inches

The Sheep Frog may not have any wool but it’s mating call sounds exactly like a sheep. You will probably only see the frog during breeding time because they generally live in burrows or under logs and debris. They move to ponds to breed to after heavy rain. The Sheep Frog is listed as a threatened by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department so they are protected from collection.


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