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Friday, September 18, 2015

Goliath Frogs Big As Newborn Babies

Weighing as much as a newborn baby, African Goliath frogs on average weigh 6-8 pounds. They measure about 13-16 inches in length, which is about the same width as a laptop computer. Goliath frogs are found in very small regions of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea in Africa.

African Goliath frogs big as a healthy newborn baby.

African Goliath frogs for sale in Cameroon

The goliath frog is the largest living frog on earth living in or near fast-flowing rivers and streams in West African rainforests. The frogs are considered endangered amphibians due to over hunting and its small habitat environmental range being destroyed.

The Goliath Frog's scientific name is Conraua goliath and is known as the Giant Slippery Frog. The world's largest frog is known only from southwestern Cameroon from the region of Nkongsamba, and south to Monte Alen in mainland Equatorial Guinea. The goliath frog is part of the Central African bushmeat trade, and exported to the USA by animal dealers as pets and competitive frog races.

Goliath frog tadpoles are not much larger than those of other frogs are, but the majority of growth occurs in the first 75 to 90 days of development.

Adult Goliath frogs are from 17 to 32 cm long and from 600 to 3250 grams in weight, 6-8 pounds. They measure about 13-16 inches in length. They have a flattened, wide body with a triangular head. Their dorsal skin is granular and greenish brown and the ventral skin is a lighter yellowish green. The hind legs are long, front legs are shorter and stout, and all of the feet are extensively webbed. Their eyes can be nearly 2.5 cm in diameter.

Goliath frogs are most active at night as they search for food along rivers. Younger frogs spend most of their time underwater whereas older frogs occasionally bask on rocks.

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