Goliath Frog

Goliath Frog

Scientific Name – Conraua goliath

Classification – Conrauidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 17 to 32 cm (snout to vent length)

Average Weight – 600 and 3,250 g (1.32 and 7.17 lb)

Life Expectancy – Up to 15 years (in wild); up to 21 years (in captivity)

Breeding Season – July – August

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – Around 3 months

Special Features – World’s largest living frog; has excellent hearing; fully webbed toes with large interdigital membranes reaching down to the tip of the toe; second toe is the longest

Family Unit – Solitary creature barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Endangered

Natural Habitat – Near or in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms in dense humid rain forests with relatively high temperature

Diet – Worms, insects, such as dragonflies and locusts; smaller frogs, crabs, baby turtles, young snakes

Predators – Humans