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    A couple days ago I got a couple African Dwarf Frogs. I was wondering if anyone can tell me their sex. I know that there should be a gland, but I'm still having problems. Any help would be appreciated.

    Sorry I know the quality of the pictures aren't amazing.

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Sex of African Dwarf Frogs


    • Slightly smaller then a female
    • Skinnier in the body then a female
    • Post Axillary Subdermal Gland – small glad behind each armpit, can be whiteish or pinkish in color. (looks like a little pimple). The role this gland plays in mating is not well understood.
    • Males will reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.
    • They will sing to attract a female. This sounds like a quiet buzz or humming.


    • Slightly larger then a male
    • Chubbier body then a male
    • Females have a cloaca (small bump) between their legs. This is where eggs and waste are passed.
    • Females reach sexual maturity at 9 months old
    Terry Gampper
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