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rain frog

Scientific name: Scaphiophryne madagascariensis

Habitat: montane forests, savannahs, and agricultural areas

Diet: variety of invertebrates

Young: 300–500 eggs/clutch

Size: 4.1-5.6 cm (1.6–2.2 in)

The rain frog is a fossorial species, meaning it is an excellent digger, and spends much of it's time under the ground. Rain frogs have been known to dig burrows as deep as 40–50 cm (16–20 in).

The rain frog is threatened because it occurs naturally in a very small area, and much of this habitat is being taken up as farm land.

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Rain frog on the IUCN Red List

Status in the Wild

Status: threatened

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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