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Lowland tropical bullfrog

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Lowland tropical bullfrog
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Genus: Leptodactylus
L. (Lithodytes) andreae
Binomial name
Leptodactylus (Lithodytes) andreae
(Müller, 1923)
  • Leptodactylus andreae (Müller, 1923)
  • Adenomera andreae (Heyer, 1974)
  • Leptodactylus (Lithodytes) andreae (Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006)

The lowland tropical bullfrog (Leptodactylus andreae) is a frog that lives in South America. It lives in the Amazon Basin, east of the Andes mountains in Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname.[3][2][4]

Appearance[change | change source]

The adult male frog is 1.7 to 2.0 long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 2.0 to 2.2 cm long. This frog has brown skin with dark marks on its back. Some of the frogs have two lighter stripes down their sides. Each frog has white skin on its belly and pink or gray skin on the insides of its legs.[4]

Reproduction[change | change source]

This frog has many young ones when there is a lot of rain. It has the most in December. The male frog digs a small hole in the ground called a burrow. He sings for the females on the ground. The female frog lays about 10 eggs in the burrow, covered in foam. The tadpoles live in this foam nest and not in a pond or stream.[4]

Food[change | change source]

This frog looks for food during the day and at night. This frog eats many kinds of insects and other animals with no bones.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Enrique La Marca; Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron (2004). "Lowland Tropical Bullfrog: Adenomera andreae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T56304A11453385. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56304A11453385.en. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Adenomera andreae (Müller, 1923)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  3. Darren Naish (May 16, 2015). "Tiny Frogs and Giant Spiders: Best of Friends". Scientific American Blogs. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Albertina P. Lima; William E. Magnusson; Marcelo Menin; Luciana K. Erdtmann; Domingos J. Rodrigues; Claudia Keller; Walter Hödl (December 5, 2007). "Adenomera andreae". Amphibiaweb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved January 25, 2022.