Talk:African clawed frog

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Three claws[edit]

If the African clawed frog has "three short claws on its hind feet," why does adolescent one pictured have five? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

They have five toes. Only three of them are clawed. - Debuskjt 02:53, 15 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first paragraph ends stating that the three claws are probably for stirring up mud. I have five of these frogs, and I like to watch them eat. When they bite off more than they can chew, I see them reach around with their claws, scratching it to pieces. I believe the claws are used to tear food into bite-sized chunks.

Either way there's no need to -guess- about the behavior of animals widely kept as pets. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:49, August 28, 2007 (UTC)

Ah, the name is derived from the three claws? How so? Please explain...Captainbeefart (talk) 12:48, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Three claws of death they are a pest in the us just like zebra mussels


Is the platanna found in Europe or is it only the genus? I believe it is the latter and I am going to change the article on that basis. Please correct if wrong. Captainbeefart 10:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Frogs as Pets[edit]

How big do these frogs get? Article does not include size. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:51, 11 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hopeless muddle[edit]

Can someone sort out the PET frog stuff from the WILD frog stuff? Wild Xenopus surely aren't eating "minnows and guppies" since neither occur naturally in Africa. Likewise do we really mean to say they're eating "bugs" (i.e., Hemiptera) of which there are admittedly aquatic species, or is this simply a non-scientist meaning "invertebrate" or "insect" or some such? As the thing stands now, the section on ecology practically useless. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:24, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think more work on what would be found naturally as a sorce of food in there wild enviroment would be a good idea. It is illegal to feed minnows, guppies and other brought animals to you pet frogs!! I worry that new keepers will be tempted to follow this practice which is ill advised as you can pass on horrible problems to a much loved pet! Please use frozen or fresh food like blood worm, shrimp and tublifex ( dried can also be a problem!!) They will however eat anything you hand to them or leave in there tank that fits in thier mouths, so please be aware!! (talk) 12:41, 14 September 2009 (UTC) Anne - Marie (owner of ACF's)Reply[reply]

No support for this claim...[edit]

I'm removing "The African Clawed Frog is also the only known species to man that can swallow its own head and skull by curving its lips around its head and sucking." I can't find any support for this claim, so I'm removing it as vandalism. T.carnifex (talk) 15:32, 14 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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True ears[edit]

The part about lacking true ears makes no sense. Go to Google Scholar and you'll see. They have essentially the same kind of ears as us, including a tympanic middle ear, and inner ear including semicircular canals. Also, "true ear" is undefined. Zyxwv99 (talk) 04:54, 23 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Female African clawed frogs used as a pregnancy test[edit]

I am reading a book called Sixth Extinction and the author made a reference to the female frog being used as a pregnancy test in the 1940s. I found a Smithsonian magazine article that backs up the story. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolcajun (talkcontribs) 06:39, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]