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TGIFF! The Bubbling Kassina
TGIFF!!!! Thank Goodness it’s FROG FRIDAY! Today features the Bubbling Kassina (Kassina senegalensis). The Bubbling Kassina is a very distinctive looking frog, with its olive-green skin colour, which can look almost gold. Populations from the Taita Hills of Kenya are covered with regular black spots, each of which has a white ring around it, while other populations have stripes on the dorsum (Measey et al. 2009, © SANBI).
The Bubbling Kassina occurs throughout almost all of sub-Saharan Africa. It is found in suitable habitats at low and high altitudes, from Senegal to Somalia and southward to South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).
The photo featured here is FrogMAP record number 62, the photo was taken in KwaZulu-Natal province. Help us to conserve this wonderful frog by submitting your photos to FrogMAP.
Bubbling Kassinas (Kassina senegalensis) are medium (30 – 40 mm) walking frogs found in the eastern halve of South Africa and many Southern African countries. They prefer vleis and grassland areas.
These frogs have large eyes and bullet-shaped bodies with smooth glossy skins. Colouration ranges from cream to olive bodies with white bellies and a solid wide dark stripe down the centre of the back and broken stripes down the sides.