Greenhouse Frog

Eleutherodactylus planirostris


The Greenhouse (or Cuban Flat-headed) Frog is a small, ruddy reddish or brown species of nonnative tropical frog. Individuals are generally only 1 – 2 inches in length. They are found in urban areas along the coast of Mississippi such as Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs. Greenhouse frogs arrived via the plant trade and are most often encountered in small pools on the edges of buildings or near gardens.

Adult frog from Florida (Alachua Co.)

Identifying Traits

  • Striped or mottle rusty red or brown coloration
  • Small toepads and no webbing


Small puddles and pools near landscaping or manmade structures, may be found in natural areas when locally abundant


Call sounds like a small pluck of a metal comb. Very short “tink, tink, tink”


Various small invertebrates

Individual with mottled patterning, Alachua Co. (FL)