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Frog: Common River (Afrana angolensis)

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Frog: Common River (Afrana angolensis)

Unread postby arks » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:15 am

I saw this frog at the Cape Point visitor centre in September 2007. Can anyone help with an ID?

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Re: Please help ID this frog

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:10 pm

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

Unread postby arks » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:10 am

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

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Pleasure! :thumbs_up:
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ID for frog needed

Unread postby SippyDippy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:24 am

Hi,

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

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Re: ID for frog needed

Unread postby BushSnake » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:41 am

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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Re: ID for frog needed

Unread postby SippyDippy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:18 pm

Hi BushSnake,

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

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Re: ID for frog needed

Unread postby BushSnake » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:27 pm

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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Unread postby Batmad » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:24 pm

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

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:59 pm

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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Frog: Common River

Unread postby photowiz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:18 pm

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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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread postby Imax » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 pm

I hope you also posted this in the amphibian thread as this is a frog, possibly a Bubbling Kassina.

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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:50 pm

:hmz:

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

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:00 am

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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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread postby BushSnake » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:56 am

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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