It can be found in the south of the United States, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Predominantly, sheep frogs live in burrows below the ground for the larger part of the year and only surface during breeding time. They prefer to dwell in tropical forests, open and humid areas. They also feed mostly on insects and termites. Mating takes place between March and September, when the rains stop. Male frogs make a bleating call that goes on for about 2.5 seconds to attract females. Reproduction takes place in temporary puddles following heavy rainfall. Eggs are typically laid a day after heavy rains. Eggs develop into tadpoles 12 hours after. A month later, the tadpoles become froglets.
Sheep frogs reach a size of 2 to 4cm. It has a small, ovoid appearance. Its hind feet are webbed and each has two tubercles. The color of its back ranges from olive green to brown and is laced with a yellow color in the middle. Adult males usually have black colored throats. At its back, dark colors in blotched pattern may be present. The inside may be gray colored, consistent with mottling.
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