Cape rain frog

The Cape rain frog is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Cape Rain Frog or Giant Rain Frog (Breviceps gibbosus) is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, pastureland, rural gardens, and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

2 Similar The Cape rain frog - Breviceps gibbosus is common on the lower slopes of Table... More

Choruses of the Cape Rain Frog sometimes develop before the rain falls and are thus a sign that rain is imminent. The call is short and cricket-like and bouts usually consist of a series of single calls. More

The Cape Rain Frog was apparently the first African frog to be described by Western science, in 1550 AD. It is found in a limited range in Cape Town and Piketberg. More

Order : Anura
Family : Brevicipitidae
Genus : Breviceps
Species : gibbosus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)