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African clawed frog

By MSA 2005 Map showing freshwater ponds, lakes, streams habitats in Sub-Saharan Africa


Taxonomy:

Class Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus and species: Xenopus laevis
Underwater, this frog eats what it can catch, even birds or rodents that fall in. Having no tongue, the frog’s teeth grip the prey, while its fingers stuff pieces down its mouth.


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