Frog of the Week

Ice Frog (Amietia vertebralis)

Photo from Davies J, 2014

leastconcern Common Name: Ice Frog, Large-Mouthed Frog, Maluti River Frog
Scientific Name: Amietia vertebralis
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Location: Lesotho and South Africa
Size: 6 inches or 150 mm

The Ice Frog lives high in the mountains from 1500 and 3300 meters high in southern Africa. The Ice Frog gets its name because the tadpoles and adults are often seen swimming beneath the ice. They are mostly aquatic species spending their life mostly in the water.


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