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Bocage's Tree Frog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Bocage's Tree Frog (Leptopelis bocagii) are named after the Portuguese herpetologist, Jose Vincente Barboza du Bocage (1823-1907). Typical habitats are usually in savannah and open woodland. They are a toad-like creature with short limbs. This species sport a clearly visible tympanum (ear) behind the eye.

Distribution: Kavango River region extending east through Bwabwata National Park to the Zambezi River area.

Diet: Arthropods and other insects.

Colouring: Light pinkish-brown upper parts with a dark horseshoe markings and bar with other distinct vertical lines along the flanks. The underside is white with grey mottling on the throat.

Breeding: Eggs are laid in damp soil. Tadpoles can survive until they make their way to water.

Maximum size: 58mm.

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