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Frog ID request

Post by herpseeker1978 » August 24th, 2015, 10:12 pm

A friend bought a tropical plant and got this bonus with it:
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Any ideas on the ID?

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by Chaitanya » August 24th, 2015, 11:20 pm

Can you please mention the country of origin of said plant? Also a clearer picture would help a lot.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by herpseeker1978 » August 25th, 2015, 6:17 am

1 1/2" long, that's all I know.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by Chaitanya » August 25th, 2015, 8:15 am

Can't tell the iD based on that, even if the country of origin were to be known it would help a lot in identifying atleast the genus of that frog.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by reptologist » August 25th, 2015, 8:35 am

looks like a Cuban tree frog. Osteopilus septentrionalis

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by Noah M » August 25th, 2015, 11:13 am

My 1st thought was a Cuban as well, but I am very unfamiliar with other species of frog that may turn up in plant shipments. I see Cubans all the time down here in Florida, so I'm thinking my mind just went to what I would expect to see.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by mtratcliffe » August 25th, 2015, 4:25 pm

Based on photos I've seen elsewhere, that could be any one of a number of Central American-ish treefrog species.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by Kfen » August 25th, 2015, 5:12 pm

If your friend still has it, tell him to rub the skin on the frogs head. (I am being serious) If it does not move, it is Osteocephalus and likely a Cuban treefrog. Their skin is fused to their skull. If it does move, then I have no idea.

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Re: Frog ID request

Post by Berkeley Boone » August 31st, 2015, 5:46 am

Cuban treefrog is a good guess. It may also be the Mexican treefrog, Smilisca baudinii. I've found a few of those in potted tropical plants.

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