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TITICACA WATER FROG

Telmatobius culeus

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Carnivore:
Titicaca water frogs feed mostly on fish, crustaceans and snails but other food items include insects and tadpoles. Cannibalism has also been recorded in larger individuals
An Army, A Colony or A Knot
Distribution: Bolivia & Peru
Habitat: Wetlands
Fun Fact
Despite it being illegal, Titicaca water frogs are often consumed as traditional food or a blended drink. It is claimed to be an aphrodisiac and to treat infertility, tuberculosis, anaemia, asthma and osteoporois despite there being no scientific evidence to prove this

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