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  Ceratophryidae

12 species in 3 genera

The family Ceratophryidae contains 7 genera, including the genus Ceratophrys, which have huge heads with enormous gapes and are sit-and-wait predators that mimic dried leaves. Another interesting ceratophryid, Telmatobius culeus (Lake Titicaca frog) lives at a very high elevation in Peru. This frog is extremely wrinkled in appearance due to extra skin for increased surface area and increased cutaneous respiration, in order to be more efficient in an oxygen poor environment.

This family is found in South America.


Ceratophrys cornuta
Photo by Jasper van Dalen
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Genus Ceratophrys (8 species)
Ceratophrys aurita no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys calcarata no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys cornuta AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Ceratophrys cranwelli no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys joazeirensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys ornata AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys stolzmanni no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys testudo no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Chacophrys (1 species)
Chacophrys pierottii no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Lepidobatrachus (3 species)
Lepidobatrachus asper no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Lepidobatrachus laevis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Lepidobatrachus llanensis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video


Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: 2014).

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