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Desert Rain Frog

The desert rain frog is a nocturnal species that is currently decreasing in number due to habitat loss. It does not go through the tadpole state, rather directly becomes adult right after the hatching.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Brevicipitidae
    Genus Breviceps
    Scientific Name Breviceps macrops


    Size 1.6 -2.4 in (4-6 cm)
    Color Yellow to brown body with a transparent underside
    Distribution South Africa and Namibia
    Habitat Coastal strips
    Diet Insect larvae, beetles, and moth
    Breeding Season Late summer to early fall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 12-40 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on January 12th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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