African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri)

Series of top and side view illustrations of the African Dwarf Frog

The African dwarf frog, Hymenochirus, is an aquatic frog native to Equatorial Africa. It is often mistaken for the African clawed frog, a frog in the same family of similar appearance. The African dwarf frog is also known as the dwarf clawed frog, and its common name references their place of origin and the claws on their front legs. Physically they are small in size and vary in color- from olive green to brown with black spots. They do not have a tongue or teeth and are completely aquatic, and because of their low maintenance, they are desirable pets.

The African Dwarf Frog has an overall length between 2”-3” (5.1-7.6 cm), body width of .83”-1.34” (2.1-3.4 cm), sitting height of roughly .67”-1.02” (1.7-2.6 cm), and weight between .05-.07 oz (1.5-2 g). The typical lifespan of the African Dwarf Frog is between 8-15 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
.67”-1.02” | 1.7-2.6 cm
Width:
.83”-1.34” | 2.1-3.4 cm
Depth:
Length:
2”-3” | 5.1-7.6 cm
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Weight:
.05-.07 oz | 1.5-2 g
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Hymenochirus boettgeri
Lifespan:
8-15 years

Properties

Drawings include:

African Dwarf Frog side elevation, front, plan

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Anura, including frogs or toads, is the most diverse of the three amphibian orders. There is no formal distinction between frogs and toads, with toads generally being more a warty species. Frogs are typically carnivores though some eat fruit. All adult frogs, except one species, do not have tails.

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.67”-1.02” | 1.7-2.6 cm
.83”-1.34” | 2.1-3.4 cm
2”-3” | 5.1-7.6 cm
.05-.07 oz | 1.5-2 g
8-15 years
African Dwarf Frog
2.600
3.400
7.600
0.002
15.00
36800
3D
African Dwarf Frog
1.22”-1.77” | 3.1-4.5 cm
.91”-1.5” | 2.3-3.8 cm
2”-3” | 5.1-7.6 cm
.2-.5 oz | 2.8-14 g
4-12 years
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
4.500
3.800
7.600
0.014
12.00
34300
3D
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
4.13”-7.91” | 10.5-20.1 cm
4.69”-8.82” | 11.9-22.4 cm
6.7”-12.6” | 17-32 cm
7-7.4 lb | 3.2-3.4 kg
15-21 years
Goliath Frog
20.100
22.400
32.000
3.400
21.00
25200
3D
Goliath Frog
2.24”-3.9” | 5.7-9.9 cm
1.69”-2.87” | 4.3-7.3 cm
3.5”-6” | 8.9-15.2 cm
1-1.8 lb | .45-.82 kg
7-16 years
American Bullfrog
9.900
7.300
15.200
0.820
16.00
19700
3D
American Bullfrog
1.97”-3.27” | 5-8.3 cm
1.73”-2.87” | 4.4-7.3 cm
3”-5” | 7.6-12.7 cm
.7-2.8 oz | 20-79 g
10-40 years
Common Toad
8.300
7.300
12.700
0.079
40.00
19400
3D
Common Toad
1.65”-2.56” | 4.2-6.5 cm
1.14”-1.85” | 2.9-4.7 cm
2.5”-4” | 6.4-10.2 cm
.14-.18 oz | 4-5 g
5-10 years
Amazon Milk Frog
6.500
4.700
10.200
0.005
10.00
18400
3D
Amazon Milk Frog
.71”-1.42” | 1.8-3.6 cm
.55”-1.14” | 1.4-2.9 cm
1.4”-2.8” | 3.6-7.1 cm
.3-.5 oz | 8.5-14 g
3-5 years
Wood Frog
3.600
2.900
7.100
0.014
5.00
16150
3D
Wood Frog
1.3”-1.65” | 3.3-4.2 cm
.79”-1.02” | 2-2.6 cm
1.75”-2.2” | 4.4-5.6 cm
.5-1 oz | 14-28 g
10-20 years
Golden Poison Frog
4.200
2.600
5.600
0.028
20.00
13800
3D
Golden Poison Frog
.98”-1.73” | 2.5-4.4 cm
.67”-1.18” | 1.7-3 cm
1.5”-2.5” | 3.8-6.4 cm
.28-.32 oz | 8-9 g
10-20 years
Blue Poison Dart Frog
4.400
3.000
6.400
0.009
20.00
9500
3D
Blue Poison Dart Frog
.51”-.87” | 1.3-2.2 cm
.43”-.71” | 1.1-1.8 cm
.8”-1.3” | 2-3.3 cm
.1-.2 oz | 2.8-5.7 g
2-3 years
Spring Peeper
2.200
1.800
3.300
0.006
3.00
9050
3D
Spring Peeper
.8”-1.57” | 2-4 cm
.67”-1.34” | 1.7-3.4 cm
1.75”-3.5” | 4.4-8.9 cm
.09-.12 oz | 2.5-3.5 g
5-8 years
Pickerel Frog
4.000
3.400
8.900
0.004
8.00
5820
3D
Pickerel Frog
.98”-2.24” | 2.5-5.7 cm
.87”-2” | 2.2-5.1 cm
2”-4.5” | 5.1-11.4 cm
.75-1 oz | 21-28 g
3-9 years
Northern Leopard Frog
5.700
5.100
11.400
0.028
9.00
5090
3D
Northern Leopard Frog
.94”-1.57” | 2.4-4 cm
1.06”-1.81” | 2.7-4.6 cm
1.8”-3” | 4.5-7.6 cm
.05-.07 oz | 1.5-2 g
5-6 years
Mink Frog
4.000
4.600
7.600
0.002
6.00
1210
3D
Mink Frog