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Brown-backed Tree Frog

Afrikaans name: Bruinrugboompadda

Brown-backed Tree Frog

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Leptopelis mossambicus

The Brown-backed Tree Frog can reach a length of 5 to 6 cm.

They are light-brown on the back with a mark in the shape of a horseshoe.

In South Africa they can only be found in northern KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The Brown-backed Tree Frog is found in woodland habitat near pans.

At night they call from trees and they spend their days in their burrows.

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