Common Name: Lake Oku Clawed Frog
Scientific Name: Xenopus longipes
Family: Pipidae – Tongueless Frog family
Size: 1.4 inches
The Lake Oku Clawed Frog is a mostly aquatic frog found in Lake Oku in northwestern Cameroon. There was no native fish in the lake, making it a perfect spot for the frogs to live but humans have introduced fish to the lake. These fish predate on the frogs and their tadpoles, causing population declines. Several zoos have started breeding them to make captive assurance colonies.