Chunky Monkey- African Giant Bull Frog


Chunky Monkey- African Giant Bull Frog

Sex: Female

African Giant Bull Frog

Latin name: Pyxicephalus asperses

Native Home: African Giant Bull Frogs originate from the Ekurheleni Municipality, the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa.

Size: The African Giant Bull Frog is the second largest frog in the world, Adult males can weigh well over a kilo (over 2.2 lbs) and males typically reach a snout-to-vent length of 17.5 cm (7 inches); specimens over 20 cm (8 inches) have been recorded. Females rarely exceed 12.5 cm (5 inches).

Diet: The African Giant Bull Frog will eat termites, rodents, insects, earthworms or pretty much anything that crosses its path.

Reproduction: Male African Giant Bull Frogs will give a deep mating call that lasts around three seconds. Females lay up to 4,000 eggs at a time, generally in shallow water. The male fertilizes the eggs immediately after they are laid. The female will usually lay the eggs in several batches, one after the other. The male frog will then defend and protect the eggs, and the female generally will not stay with them. The eggs will hatch two days after they are laid, and morph from tadpoles to small frogs 19 days later.

Lifespan: African Giant Bull Frogs life span 20 years is common, however may live 45+ years