Cranwell’s Horned Frog
Cranwell’s Horned Frog is found in the Gran Chaco ecoregion of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. The species is mostly common within its range, but the southern populations are declining. The overall population is also estimated as decreasing.
The main cause of decline is prosecution due to unfounded beliefs that horned frogs are venomous. They are also collected for the international pet trade, and eggs are sold for the use in scientific studies.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Amphibia – amphibians
■ Order Anura – frogs
■ Family Ceratophryidae – common horned frogs
■ Species Ceratophrys cranwelli – Cranwell’s Horned Frog