Frog of the Week

Black Rain Frog (Breviceps fuscus)



Common Name: Black Rain Frog
Scientific Name: Breviceps fuscus
Family: Brevicipitidae – Rain Frog family
Location: South Africa
Size: 2 inches or 51 mm

Cousin of the Desert Rain Frog (Breviceps macrops) – the cutest frog on earrth, the Black Rain Frog has been crowned the grumpiest frog alive. Black Rain frogs are burrowers, making tunnels underground to hide from the African heat. They breed from October to February once the rains come. Males call from burrows to attract females.


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