African Bullfrog

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The African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is carnivorous and a voracious eater, eating insects, small rodents, reptiles, small birds and other amphibians. This frog is also aggressive and has been known to bite when provoked. They emit a loud croaking sound.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, and canals and ditches. This is a large frog, with males weighing 1.4 kg (3.1 lb), though can easily exceed 2 kg (4.4 lb) while females are half the size, making it unique among frogs as in most amphibans females are usually larger than males. Males can reach 10 inches while females only reach about 6.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
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Here are a few fun facts:

  • Most of the frog’s life is spent underground, lying dormant and living off fat reserves.When disturbed, they inflate their bodies. The male frogs raise the front of their bodies to display their yellow chests and may bite.
  • It has toothlike projections on its lower jaw to restrain struggling prey.
  • Only its hind toes are webbed.

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