South African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
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South African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis rearing & breeding manual by Gordon McBride

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Published by Ann Arbor Biological Center in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


  • Frogs as laboratory animals.,
  • Xenopus laevis.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[Gordon McBride].
LC ClassificationsSF407.F74 M3
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. (p. 13-15 advertisements) :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4757401M
LC Control Number78103741

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Scientific Name: Xenopus laevis. Common Name: African clawed frog. Adult Size: About 4 to 5 inches long. Life Expectancy: Between 20 and 30 years. Behavior and Temperament of African Clawed Frogs. In the wild, African clawed frogs are considered pests in many areas. They adapt easily and are hardy predators, with some even able to survive cold Author: Lianne Mcleod, DVM. African Clawed Frog - Xenopus Laevis (Daudin, ) This is a 1 minute 16 second edited recording of the fairly close calls of African Clawed Frogs recorded underwater in a small pond in Los Angeles County (shown below) with an underwater microphone. and on the cd that comes with this book: Lang Elliott, Carl Gerhardt, and Carlos. Xenopus The South African clawed frog Xenopus laevis is a flat, smooth frog with lidless eyes and webbed feet (in Latin, xenopus means "peculiar foot," and laevis means "smooth"). The lateral-line system, which consists of sensory hair cells covering the body that are used to detect movements in the water column, persists in adults. The lidless eyes, webbed feet, and maintenance of the lateral. African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis (Pipidae), in California with comments on reproduction. The Southwestern Naturalist McCoid, M. J., and T. H. Fritts. Speculations on colonizing success of the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis (Pipidae), in California. South African Journal of Zoology

Abstract. The South African clawed toad Xenopus laevis has become one of the most popular laboratory animals in developmental biology studies (see [11, 28, 43, 51, 76]).It can be easily kept and reproduced in captivity, and one can obtain the eggs at any given time through the year by stimulation with gonadotropic hormones; the clutch contains a sufficiently large number of eggs, and these are Cited by: 3. 1 INTRODUCTION. Xenopus laevis (Daudin), the African clawed frog, is a large pipid (∼ mm snout‐vent length [SVL] in females), and one of the most widespread and common amphibian species found in southern Africa (Measey, ).Their adaptability to habitat type and diet has allowed them to move between and exploit permanent and temporary water bodies (Measey et al., ), traits which Cited by: 3. In this respect, the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, has a long history in scientific research, as a major non-mammalian laboratory animal model in vertebrate physiology, biochemistry and.   Due to both deliberate and accidental introductions, invasive African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) populations have become established worldwide. In this study, we investigate the geographic origins of invasive X. laevis populations in France and Portugal using the phylogeographic structure of X. laevis in its native South African range. In total, 80 individuals from the whole area .