African Bullfrog

African Bullfrog

Scientific Name – Pyxicephalus adspersus

Classification – Pyxicephalidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Males can grow to 23 cm (9 in)

Average Weight – Around 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)

Life Expectancy – Around 35 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Rainy season

Incubation Period – 2 days

Metamorphosis Period – 3 weeks

Special Features –Large species with short and blunt fingers, without webbing; its mouth is large with three large tooth like projections in front of its lower jaw

Family Unit – The male exhibits parental care by guarding the eggs and the tadpoles

Geographical Distribution – Africa

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Savannah, grasslands, desert

Diet – Insects, small rodents, small birds, reptiles, other amphibians

Predators – Snakes, birds, lizards, various small animals such as hedgehogs