A is for…Breviceps adspersus

The Frog Lady

Today is the first day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I have been waiting for this day since sign-ups began on Jan. 25th.  If you missed the introduction to the April A to Z Challenge you can read about it here.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!

Breviceps adspersus -Bushveld Rain Frog

This frog brings a new meaning to the meaning of adorable.  As babies the frogs are very tiny; as adults their size will range from 1.5″ to 2 1/4″.  The proportions of their legs to their body makes them look comical.

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Due to their short legs & rounded body, this makes it hard to mate.  The females secrete a glue-like substance so the male literally sticks to her, together they lay eggs in a chamber in the ground.  The chamber can be over a foot deep!  The…

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