African Dwarf Frog
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Popular Name: African Dwarf Frog
Species: Hymenochirus boettgeri
Profile of the African Dwarf Frog
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the African Dwarf Frog species.
Size: Up to 10cm
Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 24 Degrees
Diet / Feeding: Frozen Blood Worms, Brine Shrimp
Behaviour: Good addition to community tank
Range: Central Africa
Scientific Classification of the African Dwarf Frog
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.
Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a African Dwarf Frog?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are African Dwarf Frog slimy?
African Dwarf Frog secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the African Dwarf Frog to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do African Dwarf Frog have gills?
Gills enable the African Dwarf Frog to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.
Interesting Facts and Information about African Dwarf Frog