Native to Africa’s southern coast, found at elevations over 3,300ft, often burrowing to create tunnels up to 6 inches deep.
This is especially impressive because these frogs are so tiny, up to 2 inches long.
Since they are a burrowing species that inhabit forest fringes, these frogs really never need to be in open water to survive.
When threatened, the black rain frog will puff up, expanding its body to take a more aggressive stance.
It usually does this while burrowing because its increased size means that whatever is grabbing it will struggle to pull it out of the hole.
During mating season, the female of the species will release a sticky substance to keep the male from falling off its back.
This is called adhesive amplexus, and it literally refuses to let go of your mate; now this is what you call loyalty.
Once the female has laid eggs, the male will stay in the burrow to guard the eggs and make a little chirp.