African Painted Frog by Kenzie8D

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African Painted Frog
By: Kenzie
The body;
 The shorter the body of the frog, the more simple its
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patterns on its back become. The older ,
the more complex designs are created.
There skin has the ability to change colors.
Adults are a maximum of 3 inches long. If they are under 12mm long, they have
simplistic patterns and colors.
The frog is grown into one pattern on their backs, it doesn’t change although
the colors can go from extremely dramatic, to simple and plain.
They have flatten discs on the bottom of each toe. The helps them walk on
slippery substances and leaves.
There bellies are usually pink or white.
They have no defined neck line, between their heads and body.
All there feet are webbed with the stickiness on the bottom of each toe.
Only male have vocal sacks, women frogs have a side-to-side fold across the
throat. This can grow up to 3 centimeters in one frogs lifetime.
They all have slender, tiny bodies, that are very unnoticeable if your not looking.
They are about an inch long, a mature frog at least.
Communication;
Since almost all living organisms need
to be able to communicate, believe it
or not, the African painted frogs can
speak with other frogs.
When it calls, or speaks, it’s a very high
pitched whistle sound, that they repeat.
Until the message is understood.
They have a vocal sack, or they
wouldn’t make sound productively.
When they call out to another frog, the
vocal sack bulges out. As shown to your
right.
Reproduction;
♥Even if they are endangered , they still
reproduce. They are endangered because
they are preyed upon by birds.
This species lays eggs to create more frogs. They lay
anywhere from 300 to 400 eggs at a time. This way , they
have some chance of getting babies.
The eggs are placed on wet leaves, roots, or stems. They
are shaped like flat cakes.
Once the eggs hatch, the frogs go through metamorphosis.
This can take anywhere from six to eight weeks until they
are completely capable of dealing with the world.
Climate and Habitat;
Food;
 African painted frogs enjoy
 African painted frogs eat the
living in high altitude forests,
surrounded by bamboo.
 If there is no bamboo, they hide
inside moist bark and moss
covering tree trunks.
 They were last seen in the
highlands of Eastern Democratic
Republic of Congo.
 The climate is said that it is
comfortable for them with
perfect weather conditions, and
68 degrees to 78 degrees is
perfect for them.
following.
 Arthropods
 Bamboo & Reed plants.
 Grass
 Bugs
 & other small insects easily
preyed upon.
Ways they get sick:
 There are many ways from people and
animals to get sick, here are the ways an
African painted frog can:
 Water cleanliness
 Not enough quarantine
 Mechanical Wonds
 Over population
 Not enough room for living comfortably.
 Nutritional Deficiency
 Eating insects with nasty diseases, or can
clog up there digestive systems.
 Not getting enough minerals or vitamins
Questions & Answers;
1:How will not having this
organism affect the
environment?
2:How does having this
organism affect the
environment?
3:What is being done to
protect this organism?
4:What needs to be done to
increase the numbers of this
organism in the environment?
5:How did this organism
become endangered or
extinct?
 1: Not having the African painted frog, will create less
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amount of food for larger frogs, which in turn will result in
less food for big birds, and other large organisms that prey
on frogs.
2: Having an African painted frog helps the environment
because it keeps all the little insects that bother bigger
animals, will be dead, which will create a more nutritious
meal as it goes up the line.
3: No actions have been taken to try and preserve this
animal, it was too late when we began noticing the scarce
number of painted frogs.
4: In order to recreate these frogs, we would have to make
them with crossbreeds but it is far to late to create a full
bread again.
5: This animal became extinct on its own, just under
populated numbers of frogs, so they got killed on a daily
basis which made their population numbers drop
dramatically.
More important information;
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Reports are , they haven’t been seen since the 1950’s.
There is a very small chance that there are any left living,
they are most likely extinct.
They are colored very brightly to try and fool there
predators that they may be poisonous, since they are so
bright.
They are commonly known as “reed frogs.”
Generally, animals that are easily pried upon , hide during
the day, and sneak out at night. The African painted frogs
just come out in the open in the day if that’s what they
please to do.
The African painted frog, has no eardrums. They sense
what the other frogs are saying strictly on vibrations.
They are preyed upon by larger frogs, which are then killed
by reptiles, herons, egrets, or storks.
The reason they are out in the open in the daytime is
because they rest in the sun on top of Reed plants.
There are over 150 different species of the African painted
frogs.
There are countless combinations of they painted look on
their backs.
Visited Sites;
 http://www.travelafricamag.com/content/view/2218/131
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http://www.conservation.org/learn/biodiversity/species/p
rofiles/amphibians/Pages/Callixalus_pictus.aspx
http://animals.jrank.org/pages/215/African-TreefrogsHyperoliidae-PAINTED-REED-FROG-Hyperoliusviridiflavus-SPECIES-ACCOUNTS.html
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/painted_reed_frogs
http://www.amphibiancare.com/frogs/caresheets/reedfrog
.html
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