Sunday, October 7, 2018


From the GreenTracks Amazon Herping Tour 9/29 - 10/6, 2018

from Dante Fenolio
Notes from the Amazon No.217: An ambush awaits in the leaf litter... The Amazonian Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta) lives in the leaf litter and functions as a sit-and-wait predator, consuming small frogs, lizards, and insects that come too close. They have enormous jaws and virtually the entire front end of the frog opens into a cavernous mouth. They also possess a considerable bite force, dispatching their targets with efficiency. The species can be found in a host of colors and patterns - all of them blend into the leaf litter seamlessly - keeping the frog out of sight to potential predators and prey items. This individual was photographed along a tract of forest on the Rio Sucusari, Loreto, Peru - October 2018.



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