North American Bull Frog, (Rana catesbeiana), RanidaeNorth American Bull Frog, (Rana catesbeiana), RanidaeYellow-Bellied Toad, (Bombina variegata), Archaeobatrachia, Bombinatoridae, [Discoglossidae]Yellow-Bellied Toad, (Bombina variegata), Archaeobatrachia, Bombinatoridae, [Discoglossidae]African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), PipidaeAfrican Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), PipidaeWhite's Tree Frog, (Litoria caerulea), HylidaeWhite's Tree Frog, (Litoria caerulea), HylidaeGolden Mantella, (Mantella aurantiaca), Neobatrachia, Mantellidae, Lissamphibia, MantellinaeGolden Mantella, (Mantella aurantiaca), Neobatrachia, Mantellidae, Lissamphibia, MantellinaeGolden Mantella, (Mantella aurantiaca), Neobatrachia, Mantellidae, Lissamphibia, MantellinaeGolden Mantella, (Mantella aurantiaca), Neobatrachia, Mantellidae, Lissamphibia, Mantellinae
African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), Pipidae
Code Number:
AATV01P12_14
Title:
African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), Pipidae
This frog is tongueless and lacks a visible ear. The males lack vocal cords. It is also toothless and completely aquatic. This species is a scavenger and will consume almost anything living, dying or dead and any type of organic matter. It molts annually and eats its own discarded skin.

Size: length of 12 cm (5 inches)
Life-span: 5 to 15 years

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Xenopus
Species: Xenopus laevis
(Daudin, 1802)
Keywords:
African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), platanna, Amphibians, Lissamphibia, Anura, Vertebrate, Animals, Animilia, Chordate, Chordata, Vertebrata, Fauna, Amphibia, species, Herpetile, Herps
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

Buy Print:

Go to lightbox