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Bushveld Rain Frog

Although the bushveld rain frog has a grumpy face but it has some impressive adaptation skills. The male frog can stick itself to the female with the help of some secretions that act like a glue. No external force can make them apart. Only the female frog can release a solvent that can eradicate the glued effect. The frog can also blow itself like a balloon in order to get away from its predators.



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


    Other Names Common rain frog
    Size 1.1-2.3 in (3-6 cm)
    Color Brown body with pale blue borders and light orange spots
    Distribution Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Angola
    Habitat Temperate grasslands, plantations, arable lands, tropical moist shrublands, dry and moist savannahs
    Diet Termites, insects, and caterpillars
    Breeding Season Rainy seasons
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 45 eggs
    Average Lifespan 15-16 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 16th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 14th September 2019.

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