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Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
AFRICAN BULL FROG
Pyxicephalus adspersus

Range:
Most of sub-Saharan Africa. African Bull Frogs are large bodied frogs with broad ridged backs and powerful hind legs. They tend to be olive green in color, but there are differences between the sexes in regards to the color of their underbellies. Males usually have a yellow or orange belly and throat, and females are creamy beige underneath. Juveniles may have dorsal stripes down their backs and females are more likely to keep this stripe into adulthood than males.
Habitat: On the ground, anywhere water is likely to collect during a summer rain.
Diet: Insects, reptiles, small mammals, other frogs.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: Up to 4.4 lbs.

Length: Up to 9.5 inches (male), 4.45 inches (female).
Lifespan: They can live up to 20 years generally, or even sometimes up to 40 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

Females lay up to 4000 eggs that hatch and develop into froglets 18 days later.


 

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