Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 14:04 EDT

Crowned Bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus occipitalis

The Crowned Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus occipitalis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It’s located in Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Sudan, Western Sahara, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent rivers, rivers, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forest, and ponds. It’s threatened by habitat loss.

Image Caption: Hoplobatrachus occipitalis, Gabon. Credit: Brian Gratwicke/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)

Crowned Bullfrog Hoplobatrachus occipitalis