Spiny leaf-folding frog, Afrixalus fornasinii

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Family Hyperoliidae. Nocturnal, calls from long grass. Call a series of rapid, even clicks like a tiny machine gun. Recent research indicates that this frog feed on the eggs of other species that breed earlier. Deposits its eggs on grass leaves , which it then glues over the egg mass. This may be an anti-predator adaptation.

Size to 40 mm.