The African clawed frog is a species of African aquatic frog of the Pipidae family. Its name is derived from the three short claws on each hind foot, which it uses to tear apart its food. The word ''Xenopus'' means "strange foot" and ''laevis'' means "smooth".
African clawed frogs can grow up to a length of 5 in . They have a flattened head and body, but no tongue or external ears.
The species is found throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa , and in isolated, introduced.. more