Lake Titicaca Water Frog Telmatobius culeus

Lake Titicaca Water Frog
Lake Titicaca Water Frog
Lake Titicaca Water Frog
The Lake Titicaca Water Frog is native to the Lake Titicaca basin in Bolivia/Peru including the associated rivers and water bodies. It is entirely aquatic. It has very loose skin and can grow to some 8-17cm head-body length (3-7inches). Outstretched length can reach 60cm.
Lake Titicaca Water Frog
Lake Titicaca Water Frog
Lake Titicaca Water Frog
The frog is endangered, having lost an estimated 80% of its population in 15 years, mainly through pollution, human consumption and predation by introduced trout. Captive populations are being bred in some American and European zoos to help conserve the species.