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Ceratophrys ornata (Ornate horned frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Argentine horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata), also known as the Argentine wide-mouthed frog or ornate pacman frog, is the most common species of Horned Frog, from the grasslands of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. A voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, and rodents, lizards and other frogs, even if this predator would suffocate in the process. It is also kept as an exotic pet.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.25
EDGE Score: 3.11


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  14 years 8 months
Snout to Vent Length [1]  4.4 inches (11.24 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Parque Atlantico Mar Chiquita Nature Reserve VI 706059 Cordoba, Argentina  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
AB Furuviksparken
Abilene Zoological Gardens
Adventure Aquarium
Audubon Zoo
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Bramble Park Zoo
Brandywine Zoo
Bronx Children's Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cameron Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Colchester Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dakota Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Henson Robinson Zoo
Honolulu Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
John Ball Zoological Garden
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Louisville Zoological Garden
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miami Metrozoo
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Montgomery Zoo
Museum of Science - Live Animal Center
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
New York Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Oceanario de Lisboa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Palms Oasis at Stapeley Water Gardens
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Parc de Lunaret
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Phoenix Zoo
Riga Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Santa Ana Zoo
Scovill Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Tallinn Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tilgate Nature Centre
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Zoological Park
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Wingham Wildlife Park
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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