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Posted by EdK on April 11, 2003 at 13:11:35:
In Reply to: Goliath frog posted by Zugiro on April 11, 2003 at 10:49:23:
They are typically found in pairs at the base of water falls and will shelter in the deeper water at the base if disturbed. There is some reseach being conducted on the species but I don't know how much has been published as of yet. The fact that they feed on algae isn't bizarre its the type of algae that is bizarre as they are specialists. Many tadpoles are generalists although there are some really cool modifications in tadpoles for different feeding conditions check out the tadpoles of Megophrys montana (a surface feeder)and Stephopaedes anotis.
:::all in all, it sounds like the Goliath Frog is a fascinating creature that deserves more study in it's natural habitat from
:biologists.I have just read recently that it has no voice(?!)
:and prefers to feed on smaller frogs and fish. But strangely enough, goliath tadpoles feed on algae-which is very bizarre I think. I had thought of this frog as a congo river endemic but evidently it's found pretty much only in Cameroon and Guinea.