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Leptodactylus fragilis


The Mexican White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus fragilis) is a species of Leptodactylid frog which ranges from southern Texas, in the United States, south through Mexico and Central America to Colombia and Venezuela.

Description

Mexican white-lipped frogs are grey-brown in color with brown or black mottling. They have a distinctive white stripe along their upper lip which gives them their name. They grow to 1.5-2 inches in length.

Behavior

Mexican white-lipped frogs are nocturnal and carnivorous. They will consume almost any small arthropod that they can catch. During the heat of the day, they bury themselves in loose soil of roadside ditches, irrigated cropland, or grasslands, and emerge to feed in the evenings. Breeding takes place during spring rains. Eggs are laid in a white, foamy secretion.

References

Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern

Herps of Texas: Leptodactylus fragilis

Amphibian Species of the World: Leptodactylus fragilis

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