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Xenopus laevis
Xenopus laevis
African Clawed Frog
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0904 0590 (2004-09-25)

Copyright © 2006 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Sep 24, 2004
  • latitude 33.66567   longitude -117.83592   max error distance 3380 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   San Diego Creek, elevation elevation 19 m (63 ft.), Irvine (Orange County, California, US)
  • family Pipidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Urbanization
  • notes   Under bridge in shaded, deep-water, school of tadpoles viewed facing head down filtering food from water. Recently transformed juveniles located nearby buried in sand, resting on sandbank, and clinging to sides of moss-covered cement partitions in water. At night and using flashlight, adult and moderate-size juveniles spotted emerging from dense algae in still water. Many portions of the creek were searched, but tadpoles and frogs appeared to congregate together in deepest, shaded portion of creek; no tadpoles/frogs seen elsewhere in creek.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Common Plantanna, African Clawed Frog (AW ) African Clawed Frog (photographer)
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