Dwarf Pixie Frog

Dwarf Pixie Frog

Dwarf Pixie is a species of brightly colored frogs that are popular in the pet trade. However, this is also an edible bullfrog species, and are scattered in different parts of Africa.

Scientific Name Pyxicephalus edulis

Classification – Pyxicephalus

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Males: 83–120 mm (3.3–4.7 in); females 85–110 mm (3.3–4.3 in)

Life Expectancy – 7-15 years

Mating Season  Rainy season

Special Features  Keeps their body coated with slime to preserve body moisture until the next rain

Geographical Distribution – Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mauritania, Angola, Benin, and Zambia

Natural Habitat – Digs burrows close to water bodies, marshy areas and flooded grasslands

Conservation Status – Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Critically Endangered, Endangered

Diet – Crickets, meal worms, fuzzy mice

Predators – Many birds of prey are attracted by their typical ‘whoop’ calls.