Cape Rain Frog

The cape rain frog or giant rain frog (Breviceps gibbosus) is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, where it inhabits Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, known as fynbos, pastureland on farms, rural gardens, and urban areas. It is threatened by causes of habitat loss, such as urban sprawl and spread of agriculture.

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