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Hairy Frog

Hairy frog is a species of frog found in central Africa. The species is terrestrial, but breeds in water.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Arthroleptidae
    Genus Trichobatrachus
    Scientific Name Trichobatrachus robustus

    Other Names Horror frog or Wolverine frog
    Size Around 11 cm (4.3 in)
    Color Olive brown upper surface with dark black bands on the back and between the eyes
    Distribution Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, possibly Angola
    Habitat Subtropical or tropical humid lowland forests, rivers, arable land, heavily degraded former forest, plantations
    Diet Slugs, beetles, spiders, grasshoppers, myriapods
    Breeding Season Especially during seasons of heaviest rainfall; however, can breed at other times as well
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 7th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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