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Code Number:    AATV01P03_06

Title: African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), Pipidae

Notes: This frog is tongueless and lacks a visible ear. The males lack vocal cords. It is also toothless and completely s:"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 in)
Life-span: 5 to 15 years

Kingdom: s:"Animalia"
Phylum: s:"Chordata"
Class: s:"Amphibia"
Order: s:"Anura"
Family: s:"Pipidae"
Genus: s:"Xenopus"
Species: s:"Xenopus laevis"

Daudin, 1802

African Clawed Frog, (Xenopus laevis), platanna
Amphibians, Lissamphibia, Anura, Vertebrate, Herpetiles, Amphibia, Animals, Animilia, Chordate, Chordata, Vertebrata, Fauna, Amphibia

Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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