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 Post subject: Frog: Common River (Afrana angolensis)
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:15 am 
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I saw this frog at the Cape Point visitor centre in September 2007. Can anyone help with an ID?

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this frog
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Common River Frog(Afrana angolensis) :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this frog
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Much thanks for the ID, RJ :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this frog
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 Post subject: ID for frog needed
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Hi,

Can anyone help me ID this frog/toad ? Saw it in my pond.

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 Post subject: Re: ID for frog needed
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Where are you based? It is some sort of river frog or stream frog, and probably the cape river frog or the common river frog. It is definitely not a toad.

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 Post subject: Re: ID for frog needed
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Hi BushSnake,

Based in Pretoria....lives in my rock pool....


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 Post subject: Re: ID for frog needed
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Then it is a common river frog (Afrana angolensis). It must be nice having them in the garden! They are brilliant jumpers, and very entertaining to watch...

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 Post subject: Re: ID for frog needed
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What a lovely pic!! and well done on the ID bushsnake! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: ID for frog needed
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Interesting colouration on this one. The common one I have come to know is green in colour, so I had a look at the books. Indeed, brown is given as a known colouration. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Frog: Common River
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Hey,

Was wondering if someone can help us out with this, been hearing this the last 2 months outside our home, it is only at night, and it is so loud that I could record the sound from inside our home, sound coming from either the tree just outside window or on the roof. We're living in jhb roodepoort suburb if that helps.

We tried to see what was keeping us awake.. :huh: but it shuts up as soon as you get to window.

I’ve recorded the sound with my cell phone, so quality not the best... lets see where’s all the expert listeners.. :hmz: thanks :D

Trying to share this file, firefox opens first original link easy, but IE struggling, let me know if this doesn't work.Thanks
http://www.photowizphotography.co.za/Sound%20clip%2014.wav
http://www.easy-share.com/1909556190/clip.wav


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 Post subject: Re: Know this Sound??
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I hope you also posted this in the amphibian thread as this is a frog, possibly a Bubbling Kassina.


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 Post subject: Re: Know this Sound??
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It is not a bubbling kassina.

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 Post subject: Re: Know this Sound??
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Your sound is that of the Common River Frog (Amietia angolensis).

A beautiful and greenish frog, found over the most parts of South Africa, except for the Western Cape. Reaches max. of around 90 mm. Found in slow moving rivers and ponds. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Know this Sound??
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Definitely common river frog. Their call is actually quite interesting, as they often do both a call for the females (i.e. attracting potential mates) and a call to warn off rival males in quick succession. Most frogs would only do one at a time but these guys mix them... which means that they never keep quiet when you want to sleep! :D

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