Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Creature 316: Trichobatrachus robustus

Hairy frog

Trichobatrachus robustus is known as the hairy frog or the wolverine frog.


It's a largish frog with hair-like structures towards the posterior. So what are they for? the structures are filled with blood vessels which absorb oxygen. They are basically like land gills. They also have bone-like structures which grow out of their hands earning their name the wolverine frog.




Distribution:
The hairy frog is from Central Africa.

Classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Arthroleptidae
Genus: Trichobatrachus
Species: Trichobatrachus robustus

Image Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_Frog
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080623125003.htm

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