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Greenhouse Frog
Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Cope, 1862)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Amphibia - amphibians »  order Anura »  family Eleutherodactylidae »  genus Eleutherodactylus

Scientific synonyms

Euhyas planirostris (Cope, 1862)

IUCN category:Least Concern
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Description

They are small. Only reaching 1.5" in length, and are active feeding, mating and calling at night. Unlike other members of this genus, they are ground-dwellers (rather than arboreal) and are seldom found more than a few centimeters off the ground. They are most often found in leaf litter or under logs.

Ecology

Greenhouse frogs were likely brought in on tropical plants from their native range.

Distribution

Papua New Guinea (new discovered), Baham Islands, Cuba, Caiman Islands, Florida
Author: Ivo Antušek

Links and literature

EN Frost D. R.: Amphibian Species of the World [http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amp...], American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA [as Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Cope, 1862)]
Data retrieved on: 22 January 2011
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [56864]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Cope, 1862)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Moravec J. (2001): České názvy živočichů IV. Obojživelníci (Amphibia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 148 pp. [as Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Cope, 1863)]

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