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Dwarf Grass Frog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Dwarf grass frogs (Ptychadena taenioscelis) can be observed in savannah woodlands and grassland. Their short, nasal bleats are called from wet mud, flooded short grass or shallow water.

Distribution: Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and the Okavango Delta.

Diet: Mainly insects and spiders.

Colouration: Brown upperparts with darker brown rectangular markings. Other features include a pale vertebral bank, a dark facial band from the snout to the eye and paravertebral skin ridges. The underside is creamy white to yellow, the throat spotted and the lower jaw marbled.

Breeding: After the 'froggy embrace' eggs are deposited over a 3hr period, moving a few metres during the process. Tadpoles grow up to 36mm.

Maximum size: 40mm.

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

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Rostock Ritz Hiking

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Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

Lodges at Sossusvlei