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.

The hairy frog is from Central Africa.

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

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