African bullfrog - Pyxicephalus adspersus


 
 
 
 

The African bullfrog is aggressive; it may inflate its body and attack an intruder with its huge mouth agape. Local people consider the meat to be a delicacy. Bullfrog behavior and facts Bullfrogs' fingers are short and blunt, without webbing. Its large mouth allows it to eat reptiles, small rodents, birds and other amphibians. In the front of its lower jaw are three large, toothlike projections. It vocalizes with loud bellows and roars. It may sit quietly for hours partially buried in the earth with only its nose exposed. From birth to death African bullfrogs hibernate during the dry season, spending 10 months underground. Frogs breed when they emerge from hibernation with the return of rains. The female lays between 3,000 and 4,000 eggs in shallow water. Tadpoles emerge the second day after eggs are laid. The young may be smooth-skinned. Vital statistics Male: 9 inches Female: 4 inches Lifespan: up to 45 years The female African bullfrog can produce 3,000-4,000 eggs that will develop into tadpoles in just two days!


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