The goliath frog (Conraua goliath) is a frog found in fast-flowing streams in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. It is the largest member of the family Conrauidae with males reaching a maximum size of 32 cm (12.6 in) from snout to vent and females 24 cm (9.4 in). The goliath frog is an endangered species due to habitat loss and over-exploitation for food.
The goliath frog was first described in 1829 by Georges Cuvier. Its specific name goliath is derived from the giant biblical character Goliath. The goliath frog is the largest member of the family Conrauidae which contains 10 other species of frogs found in Africa.
The goliath frog is a stout-bodied frog with a large head and eyes. The snout is rounded and the tympanum (eardrum) is distinct. The back is green or brown while the belly is white. Males have dark throats while females have pale throats. Males also have large paddleshaped hands and webbing between the toes.
The goliath frog is found in fast-flowing streams in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. It is an aquatic frog that is seldom seen out of the water. It breeds in pools and streams.
The goliath frog is an endangered species due to habitat loss and over-exploitation for food. The frog is collected for the food trade and for the pet trade. It is also used in traditional medicine. The goliath frog is protected by national and international laws.
What is the average size of a goliath frog?
What is the largest recorded size of a goliath frog?
How much does the average goliath frog weigh?
What is the typical lifespan of a goliath frog?
10 – 12 years
Where is the goliath frog found?
Cameroon Equatorial Guinea Gabon and Congo
What is the diet of a goliath frog?
Crickets grasshoppers moths and other insects
What is the coloration of a goliath frog?
Green with dark spots
What is the amphibian order to which the goliath frog belongs?
What is the scientific name of the goliath frog?
What is the family to which the goliath frog belongs?
What is the conservation status of the goliath frog?
What is the IUCN Red List category for the goliath frog?
What is the cause of the decline in population for the goliath frog?
Deforestation hunting and the pet trade
What is the primary threat to the goliath frog?
What can be done to help conserve the goliath frog?
Protecting its natural habitat and banning the pet trade