Baby Giant South African Pixie Frog
African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is a species of frog in the family Pyxicephalidae. It is also known as the pixie frog due to its Latin name.
- Lifespan: They can live up to 35 years in captivity.
- Size: Males grow up to 9.5 inches (24 cm) and may weigh over two kilograms. The female is much smaller 4.45 inches (12 cm)
Behavior and Feeding
The African Pixie Frog is a voracious carnivore, eating insects, small rodents, reptiles, small birds, and other amphibians. It is also a cannibalistic species — the male African bullfrog is known for occasionally eating the tadpoles he guards. They emit a loud croaking and a bleating sound when stressed or handled. It is one of the three frog species that have sharp teeth and bite humans when provoked or handled.
Breeding starts after heavy rain (initiated by about 65 mm of rain over the course of two days). They breed in shallow, temporary water bodies, such as pools, pans, and ditches. Eggs are laid in the shallow edge of the pond, but fertilization takes place above water.
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