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Frog, Karoo, South Africa

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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 19:37   #1
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Frog, Karoo, South Africa

Any idea what this is? It was seen in a stream in the Karoo.
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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 20:09   #2
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Surely a clawed frog (Xenopus sp.) but I'm not sure which species exist in South Africa. Here's a list of all Xenopus species: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenopus
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That would be Xenopus laevis
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That would be Xenopus laevis
Are Xenopus gilli and X. muelleri safely excluded?
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Mainly based on location laevis would be only option.
Muelleri is restricted to the north eastern side of South Africa and gilli to the Cape tip.
gilli typically would also have two irregular dark stripes down its back.

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Mainly based on location laevis would be only option.
Muelleri is restricted to the north eastern side of South Africa and gilli to the Cape tip.
gilli typically would also have two irregular dark stripes down its back.
Sounds good then! Cheers!
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