African Bullfrog

The African Bullfrog is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The African Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is also known as the Pixie frog due to its Latin name. More

The African bullfrog is carnivorous. It will feed on anything it can fit into its mouth; including insects, small rodents (such as mice), reptiles, birds, and amphibians (including other frogs). More

The African Bullfrog (Pyxiecephalus adspersus) is one of the largest frogs in Africa. Adult males may reach 9 inches or more (23 cm). Females are much smaller. In nearly all species of frogs, the female is larger than the male. More

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The African bullfrog, or Pixie frog as it is often called (because of it's latin name- NOT because it's as cute as a fairy!), is one of the largest frogs in South Africa. More

General information: The African bullfrogs are unique in a few ways such as they can dig holes with their powerful legs. They spend about as much time out of the water as they do in the water. The bullfrog ranges from central to eastern and southern Africa. More

The range of the African Bullfrog, Pyxicephalus adspersus, is Central, East and Southern Africa. More

During Etosha's dry season, the African bullfrog lies dormant in a burrow beneath the ground. But as the first raindrops of the rainy season fall, the ground softens, and the bullfrogs emerge. A Monster of a Frog Compared to many other frogs, African bullfrogs are enormous. More

The call of the African bullfrog is composed of loud, throaty bellows and deep grunts. These frogs can get rather territorial during mating and begin their mating calls only when they have established their territory. DIET: The African bullfrog is carnivorous. More

The African bullfrog can be quite lazy but will eat anything around it. Reproduction and Growth The African bullfrog lays about three thousand to four thousand eggs in shallow water. More

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The African bullfrog is one of the largest frogs in Africa. It has a chubby round body and big broad head, with a large mouth. More

African bullfrog can be maintained in a 5-gallon aquarium, a medium frog in a 10-gallon aquarium and a large frog in a 20-gallon long aquarium. Captive specimens may be maintained either terrestrially, or in an inch of water. More

Did You Know? The African bullfrog female can produce 3,000-4,000 eggs that will develop into tadpoles in just two days! Member Visitor Tips Viewing Hints We have one juvenile African bullfrog on exhibit in the Desert Wing of the Reptile and Amphibian House. More

See Feeding Pet African Bullfrogs Pyxicephalus adspersus – Part 1 for the first part of this article. How does one satisfy a 9 pound amphibian!? Wild-Caught Insects Native invertebrates, collected from pesticide-free areas, should be offered whenever possible. More

African bullfrogs are sexually mature at 8 years of age. Following heavy summer rains the bullfrog emerges from its burrow underground to breed. Male frogs develop swollen pads on their forelimbs and thumbs which he uses to grasp the females. More

and still growing! Giant African bullfrogs can live up to 20 years! He's a great pet because you don't have to walk him or groom him or play with him but you do need to clean his tank very often and feed him live animals. More

African BullfrogClick image for larger version or click following link for more photos of African Bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus The African Bullfrog is one of the biggest frogs with males growing upto 24cm (9 inches) and weighing an outstanding 2 kilograms More

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Order : Anura
Family : Pyxicephalidae
Genus : Pyxicephalus
Species : adspersus
Authority : Tschudi, 1838