Greenhouse Frog
Eleutherodactylus planirostris planirostris

Greenhouse FrogGreenhouse Frog

Description: The Greenhouse Frog was introduced from the Caribbean Islands. The brilliant scarlet eyes are set apart from the bronzy brown back. Either spots or two prominent clear brown stripes are located on the back. It feeds on small invertebrates.

Habitat: The Greenhouse Frog received its name because it prefers to live in areas of moisture like greenhouses and gardens. It prefers terrestrial habitats in northern Florida where it can burrow in damp leaf litter in hardwood hammocks and turkey oak-long leaf pine sandhills.

Reproduction: Breeding takes place from April to September.

Call: The call is a repetitive musical chirp.



Development of these pages was a cooperative effort. Photos were supplied by Barry Mansell Photos and calls were provided by Paul Moler, state herpetologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.