THE PLAINS FROGLET

Appearance

Small frog, ranging in colour from light cream to dark brown. Covered in raised warts and ridges. No webbing between toes.

Habitat

Inhabits forest, heathlands, grassland and cleared pastures. They shelter under logs and leaf litter, near the waters edge, where they can be camouflaged.

Diet

Mostly insects as well as biofilms and algae

Breeding

This frog can breed at anytime of the year, but peak breeding season is late winter through spring.

Eggs are laid either singularly or in clumps, and are attached to substrate in the water. Eggs will hatch 3-4 days after laying, with the tadpoles maturing after about 12 weeks.

Predators

Birds and snakes are the frogs major predators

Life expectancy

Life expectancy can vary between 5 to 15 years

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