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this is my pet african clawed frog
Alright, Alright. I understand I haven't been updating this recently, but I will start updating again. In the meantime, I'm busy with school. But, I will update with most of my free time. And thanks for visiting! One thing I have to go before I end this. 188 visitors! Wow! This wiki started out as a school project! A school project turned out to be something! Who knew? I'm really glad you guys are looking at this. Spread the word if you like! Tell your friends! And goodbye! -Aidan
Here I will teach you facts about frogs and toads. The frog in this picture is an African Clawed Frog. Her name was Blob. Here are some facts about African Clawed Frogs:
African clawed frogs grow to about 5.5 inches in length and are characterized by a flattened head and body, small eyes that are turned upward, unwebbed slender fingers, but large, fully webbed hind feet, the inner three toes of which are equipped with large black claws. The back is light olive or brown with spots or faint reticulations. This species lacks a tongue, eyelids, and external eardrums. Males are about three-quarters the size of the females. Tadpoles grow to about 1.5 inches, are transparent with internal organs clearly visible, and have a tentacle on each side of the mouth
In the United States, the African clawed frog is typically found in disturbed or human-altered aquatic habitats, such as reservoirs and artificial ponds. They are sometimes found in flowing water, but prefer the still water of ponds and impoundments with soft substrates, submerged vegetation, and water temperatures that remain above 68 F for most of the year.
The species is highly aquatic, but can colonize new areas via short overland movements that may occur in response to high population density or flooding. Young frogs may use areas of sheet flooding to move among ponds. Some researchers have suggested that African clawed frogs are unpalatable to predatory fishes; however, evidence from southern California suggest populations can be reduced or eliminated by black crappie and green sunfish predation. This frog is salt-tolerant and can aestivate for up to eight months when ponds dry out.
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