Pixie Frog

Pyxicephalus adspersus
The Pixie frog is the largest amphibian in sub Saharan
Africa, and the second largest frog in the world. Males
have a yellow or orange belly and throat. Females are
beige underneath. African bullfrogs spend a lot of time
buried just below the surface of the ground and wait for
prey to come to them. They are sedentary in the dry
season and can grow a cocoon of skin to help keep
moisture during hibernation. This is called Estivation.
They usually awaken at the on-set of the rainy season
and will breed and be most active at that time.


The Pixie frog’s diet consists of bugs, fi sh, mice, birds,
other frogs, reptiles and small mammals. They will eat
just about anything that will fit in their mouth.


Size: Males 8 – 10 inches length
Females 4 – 6 inches length
Weight: 2 – 4 lbs
Lifespan: 20 – 40 years in
the wild