Dog Breeds

African Clawed Frog

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Xenopus
Scientific Name: Xenopus laevis
Common Name: African Clawed Frog
Other Name(s): Platanna
Group: Amphibian
Number Of Species: 1
Location: eastern and southern Africa
Habitat: Warm stagnant water with grassland
Colour: Brown, Grey, Albino
Skin Type: Permeable Scales
Size (L): 2.5cm – 12cm (1in – 5in)
Weight: 25g – 220g (1oz – 8oz)
Top Speed: 8km/h (5mph)
Diet: Carnivore
Prey: Small Fish, Insects, Spiders
Predators: Snakes, Birds, Small Mammals
Lifestyle: Nocturnal
Group Behaviour: Solitary
Water Type: Fresh
Life Span: 8 – 15 years
Age Of Sexual Maturity: 10 – 12 months
Incubation Period: 4 – 5 days
Average Spawn Size: 2,000
Name Of Young: Tadpole
Age Of Independance: 5 days
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Estimated Population Size: Abundant
Biggest Threat: Water pollution
Most Distinctive Feature: Clawed front toes
Fun Fact: A particularly ferocious amphibian!

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