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Vocal Sac-Brooding Frogs: Rhinodermatidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Darwin's Frog (rhinoderma Darwinii): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, VOCAL SAC-BROODING FROGS AND PEOPLE

DARWIN'S FROG (Rhinoderma darwinii): SPECIES ACCOUNT

As its name suggests, Chile Darwin's frog lives in Chile. In particular, its home is in the central part of the country in areas between about 160 and 1,640 feet (50 to 500 meters) above sea level. Darwin's frog lives in the same area as Chile Darwin's frog and also farther south through Chile and into far western Argentina. They can be found from sea level to about 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level.


These frogs live in wet forests where beech trees grow and sometimes in open fields near houses and buildings. They usually do not wander too far from either wetlands or lazy streams.


People do not hunt and eat these frogs, and they do not commonly see them in the pet trade. Scientists are interested in the frogs because of the unusual role of the male in the development of his young.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians