The Goliath Frog is the biggest frog in the world. They have been popular as food from a long time ago. They are also caught to keep as pets or for their skin, and their numbers have gone down to half of what they were before.
Body length: 18-32cm
Weight: 3.3kg at most
(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)
They live near the rivers of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.
Goliath Frogs eat insects and scorpions. Sometimes they eat other kinds of frogs as well.
They are the biggest frogs in the world. As tadpoles they are pretty small, and become frogs about 1.4cm in length. Once they become frogs they get bigger little by little.
Eaten, taken for pets, hunted for skin
Africa's Goliath Frog is the biggest frog in the world. With legs stretched out they reach a length of 80cm! They were always popular as food, but in recent times they are often taken as pets and for their skin. Since they have been hunted for so long, their numbers have become half in the 15 years or so since about 1990.
More people are around, they can't live safely...
The increase of people in the Goliath Frog's living space has become a problem. First, the spaces where they can live have become fewer. Also, Goliath Frogs are skilled swimmers and live near rivers. Because of people, the rivers have started to get dirtier, and the frogs are no longer able to live in a safe environment like before.
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