Desert Rain Frog

Desert Rain Frog

Scientific Name – Breviceps macrops

Classification – Brevicipitidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Small size species

Life Expectancy – 4 to 15 years

Breeding Season – Late summer to early fall (mating season)

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Unlike other species of frogs it develops directly from the egg into adults without passing through the tadpole stage; stout body with quite small legs which makes it unable to hop or leap instead it walks on the sand; possess comparatively large bulging eyes; unlike other frogs, it inhabits places where there is no water at all.

Family Unit – During the breeding season, the male make sounds to attract the females

Geographical Distribution – Namibia and South Africa

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Natural Habitat – Sandy shores

Diet – Beetles, insects, and their larvae

Predators – Humans