Hairy Frog

Hairy Frog

Scientific Name – Trichobatrachus robustus

Classification – Arthroleptidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – Around 11 cm (4.3 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Especially during seasons of heaviest rainfall; however, can breed at other times as well

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Broad head with a short rounded snout; possess retractable claws; males have three short ridges of small black spines along the inner surface of the first manual digit; breeding males develop dermal papillae extending along the lateral surfaces of the body and thighs

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Central Africa

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Subtropical or tropical humid lowland forests, rivers, arable land, plantations, heavily degraded former forest

Diet – Slugs, spiders, myriapods, beetles, grasshoppers

Predators – Not known