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Pacman Frog

(Ceratophrys cranwelli)

 

Category: Amphibians

 

 

Also known as South American Horned Frogs, these frogs grow to a massive size and have insatiable appetites. Pacman frogs can live for around 6-10 years, are easy to care for, and captive-bred specimens are widely available. Their large mouths and comical appearance makes them one of the most adored frogs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratophrys

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Pac-Man-Frog/

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Ceratophryidae
Genus - Ceratophrys

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Only a Mother’s Love…

We are taught that toads leave their fertilized eggs in the water in long strings, which hatch into tadpoles, who live in the water until they grow legs and lungs and become toads. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, there always has to be an exception to the rule: the male Suriname toad implants eggs into the female’s back, which sink into her skin and forms pockets where the eggs eventually hatch into tadpoles. These tadpoles live on their mother’s back until transforming into toads, at which point they burrow out of her skin in a fascinating or horrifying (or both) display, depending on your perspective.

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