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Edible Bullfrog

Pyxicephalus edulis


± 3 cm frog - mostly brown with distinctive green line running along its back.


After a very rainy season loads of these frogs are splashing about in pools on the side of dirt roads in the subtropical bush veld of the Kruger National Park.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Juvenile African Bullfrog
Pyxicephalus adspersus African bullfrog

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Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT 7 years ago

It's why I always turn to field guides if I have them before I go try to find things on the internet, they tell you how to tell it apart from similar species and give exact range. I knew it was one of the two species of Bullfrogs, just couldn't remember how to tell them apart off the top of my head while I was out of town :)

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Wow Ashley! You are so clever!! I found this link too:

AshleyT 7 years ago

You are just barely out of range for P. adspersus. There are also several characters that this frog has that a P. adspersus would not have. Adspersus does not have any mottling on the face, and the distance between the eye and the tympanum is more than the diameter of the tympanum. Your frog has mottling on the face and the tympanum is pretty close to the eye. Cute little guy though!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thanks so much Alice! I agree with that ID! Wish I had seen the big ones ;)

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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 22, 2014
Submitted on Apr 6, 2014

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