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Hypopachus variolosus (Northern Sheep Frog; Sheep Frog)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Mexican narrow-mouthed toad (Hypopachus variolosus) is a species of sheep frog native to the Pacific and Caribbean lowlands from southern Texas to Costa Rica. Sheep frogs make a distinctive call that resembles a sheep's bleat during and after rainfall in warm months. This species occurs in variety of habitats: tropical humid forests, open disturbed habitats, and various humid sites in more arid areas. There are no major threats to this widespread species.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 23.04
EDGE Score: 3.18


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  700
Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.087 inches (5.3 cm)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

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External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0