SPECIE NAME:Xenopus laevis
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
African Clawed Frog
These frogs live along the African Rift Valley south of the Sahara Desert in east and southern Africa, as well as in South Africa, Namibia and Angola.
generally found along the western Rift Valley, and lives in grassland ponds, streams, and lakes in both arid and semi-arid climates.
upto 12 cm
As tadpoles, African clawed frogs are exclusively filter feeders. Adult frogs become scavengers, eating living, dead or dying arthropods and other pieces of organic waste, including aquatic insect larvae, water insects, crustaceans, small fish, tadpoles, worms and freshwater snails.
Body of African clawed frog is smooth and covered with mucus that protects their sensitive skin. Color of the body can be green, grey, brown or albino (without any pigment) with dark blotches that provide camouflage against predators. African clawed frog has ability to change its color to adapt to their environment.