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Angola River Frog, Amietia angolensis

The Angola River Frog (Amietia angolensis) known also as the Common River Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family. It was previously placed in the Ranidae family.

It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, tropical or subtropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, urban areas, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forests, canals, ditches, and ponds. This frog is threatened by loss of habitat.

Like other frogs, this frog consumes worms and insects, such as locusts. It is a prey to crocodiles, snakes, and shoebills.

Image Caption: Two Common River Frogs, also known as Angola River Frogs (Amietia Angolensis). Credit: Timato commons/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Angola River Frog Amietia angolensis