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Ceratophrys cornuta (Amazonian horned frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Surinam horned frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), also known as Amazonian horned frog, is a bulky frog measuring up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) found in the northern part of South America. It has an exceptionally wide mouth, and has horn-like projections above its eyes. Females lay up to 1,000 eggs at a time, and wrap them around aquatic plants. The frog eats other frogs, lizards, and mice. Tadpoles of the Surinam horned frog attack each other (and tadpoles from other species) soon after being hatched.
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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: 2.42


Adult Weight [1]  130 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  1,385
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years 3 months
Snout to Vent Length [1]  4.724 inches (12 cm)


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Reserva Cuzco Amazonico   Peru      


Parasitized by 
Nomimoscolex touzeti <Unverified Name>[3]
Oswaldocruzia subauriculatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Schulzia subventricosa <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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