Not seeing a Scroll to Top Button? Go to our FAQ page for more info.
Home > Frogs > African Clawed Frog

African Clawed Frog

The African clawed frog is an aquatic species that doesn’t have any teeth or tongue. The genus name of the frog means strange foot and the specific name means smooth.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Pipidae
    Genus Xenopus
    Scientific Name Xenopus laevis


    Other Names African claw-toed frog, platanna
    Size 4-5 in (10.16-12.7 cm)
    Weight Around 2.25 oz (64 g)
    Color Green-gray body sometimes albino frogs are observed
    Call Cricket like call
    Distribution South Africa, Sudan, and Nigeria
    Habitat Lakes, swamps, and grassland ponds
    Diet Everything available
    Predators Cats, rodents, herons, and dogs
    Breeding Season Winter-spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Average Lifespan In the Wild: Around 15 years,
    In the Captivity: 25-30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

    African Clawed Frog Pictures Gallery

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

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *