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Desert Rain Frog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: The name desert rain frogs (Breviceps macrops) does conjure up a bit of an oxymoron and it is comes as no surprise that their conservation status is classed as vulnerable. Their restricted distribution and loss of habitat can be attributed to diamond mining. They have a stout body with short legs. Their call is a long drawn out whistle.

Distribution: Coastal Sperrgebiet National Park.

Diet: Spiders and other insects.

Colouring: Pale white or yellowish upperparts, with chocolate-brown strands, heavier around the neck. The underside is smooth.

Breeding: Little is known of their breeding habits, which are presumed to be similar to other rain frogs.

Maximum size: 50mm.

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