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African Bullfrog

The African bullfrog is a large frog, and unlike other frog species, males are bigger than females. Usually the male becomes a protective father and gives shelter to all his tadpoles, but at times, eats some of its offspring.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Pyxicephalidae
    Genus Pyxicephalus
    Scientific Name Pyxicephalus adspersus


    Other Names Pixie frog
    Size Males are around 9.1 in (23 cm) while females are smaller
    Weight Males are around 3.1-4.4 lb (1.4-2 kg) and females weigh way less
    Colors Olive green, white or yellow throat
    Distribution Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, and Congo
    Habitat Freshwater lakes, tropical and subtropical shrubland, moist savanna
    Diet Small birds, reptiles, insects, rodents, and reptiles
    Breeding Season After heavy rains
    Mode of Reproduction External fertilization
    Clutch Size 3,000-4,000
    Average Lifespan 35 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 11th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 11th February 2019.

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