Natal Dwarf Puddle Frog, Phrynobatrachus natalensis

The Natal Dwarf Puddle Frog (Phrynobatrachus natalensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Petropedetidae family.

It is located in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burkina Faso, Chad, Lesotho, and Mauritania.

Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical dry forests, tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, 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, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, urban areas, heavily degraded former forests, seasonally wet flooded agriculture land, and ponds.

Image Caption: Phrynobatrachus natalensis. Credit: Martin Pickersgill/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)