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Zaire Dwarf Clawed Frog

The Congo or Zaire dwarf clawed frog ranges widely through the forested areas of central Africa, from southeastern Nigeria and Cameroon, south through Gabon to the Mayombe region of western Democratic Republic of Congo, and east through the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congo dwarf clawed frog… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations are thriving.

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Established, self-sustaining populations in Florida.

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Relatively easy to care for with understanding of required husbandry.

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Known to carry the harmful infectious fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that causes Chytridiomycosis, a disease linked to native frog die offs.
  • May carry and transmit Salmonella.

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