African Bullfrog

American Bullfrog

African Bullfrog
Pyxicephalus adspersus


CLASS
Amphibia
ORDER
Anura
FAMILY
Pyxicephalidae

Range

South Africa north to Tanzania


Habitat

Found near waterways, rivers and streams, but live underground in the dry season.


Diet

Carnivore; eats insects, reptiles, small rodents, birds and other amphibians

Weight

Up to 3 lbs

Length

Male: 9 in
Female: 4 in

Clutch

Up to 3,000 - 4,000 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • African bullfrogs have webbing on their back feet, but not their front feet.
  • Vocalizes with loud bellows and roars.
  • African bullfrogs hibernate during the dry season, spending 10 months underground.
  • Eggs of the African bullfrog are laid on shallow areas of water and develop into tadpoles just two days later.

 

Conservation

The African bullfrog population is in decline due to factors including habitat loss, hunting and the international pet trade.

Least Concern
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