Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 28 February 2015

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog;
Lake county, Florida (28 Februaray 2015).

Native to Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas, the Greenhouse frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris, is now well established throughout much of peninsular Florida. For a time, I’d only see them in yards and other human-centric environments, but in recent years I’ve started seeing them on various night hikes in more-remote areas. They seem to be expanding fairly well in this part of Florida. Greenhouse frogs are primarily nocturnal and seem to be most active after a nice, solid rain. This Lake county individual sported a deep, dark, rich, and lush reddish base tone.

 

Learn more about the Greenhouse frog in Florida!

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