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african clawed frog

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  1. African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis(noun)

    a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals


  1. African clawed frog(Noun)

    A clawed frog found in southern Africa, taxonomic name Xenopus laevis, that has some properties very useful for genetics.


  1. African clawed frog

    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 populations in North America, South America, and Europe. All species of the Pipidae family are tongueless, toothless and completely aquatic. They use their hands to shove food in their mouths and down their throats and a hyobranchial pump to draw or suck things in their mouth. Pipidae have powerful legs for swimming and lunging after food. They also use the claws on their feet to tear pieces of large food. They lack true ears but have lateral lines running down the length of the body and underside, which is how they can sense movements and vibrations in the water. They use their sensitive fingers, sense of smell, and lateral line system to find food. Pipidae are scavengers and will eat almost anything living, dying or dead and any type of organic waste.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of african clawed frog in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of african clawed frog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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