Albino African Clawed Frog

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Description of the Albino African Clawed Frog

The Albino African Clawed Frog is often mistaken for the Dwarf African Frog. They can be distinguished for the Dwarf frog as the Clawed frog only has webbing on its rear feet whereas the Dwarf African frog has webbing on all four feet. They are ideal for beginners as they are hardy and easy to keep but not recommended as a community tankas they will try and eat anything! These frogs should be kept with other African clawed frogs.

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Albino African Clawed Frog

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Popular Name: Albino African Clawed Frog
Species: Xenopus laevis

Profile of the Albino African Clawed Frog
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Albino African Clawed Frog species.

  • Size: Up to 12cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive, will try and eat anything that moves!

  • Habitat: Ponds and Lakes

  • Behaviour: Not a community species, keep with other African Clawed Frogs

  • Range: South Africa

Scientific Classification of the Albino African Clawed 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.

  • Species: Xenopus laevis

  • Popular Name: Albino African Clawed Fog

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Order: Anura

  • Family:Pipidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Albino African Clawed 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! The males are much smaller than the females and when trying to attract a female they have the ability to 'sing' sounding similar to a cricket! Females don't have a vocal sac so don't have the ability to sing!
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Albino African Clawed Frog slimy?
Albino African Clawed Frog secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Albino African Clawed 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 Albino African Clawed Frog have gills?
Gills enable the Albino African Clawed 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 -
Why do the Albino African Clawed Frog have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Albino African Clawed Frog has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Albino African Clawed Frog has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Albino African Clawed Frog has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Albino African Clawed Frog has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Albino African Clawed Frog

Albino African Clawed Frog

  • Interesting Information about Albino African Clawed Frog

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Albino African Clawed Frog slimy?

  • Why do the Albino African Clawed Frog have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Albino African Clawed Frog have fins?

  • Species: Xenopus laevis

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