Xenopus laevis is a scavenger and eats living, dead, or dying arthropods and other pieces of organic waste. It has a voracious appetite and attacks anything that passes in front of it. It uses extremely sensitive fingers, an acute sense of smell, and its lateral line systems to locate food. Lateral line systems, usually found in fish, detect vibrations in the water. It uses a hyobranchial pump to suck food into its mouth. The claws on its hind feet tear apart larger pieces of food. Tadpoles are exclusively filter feeders
(Avila and Frye, 1977; Beck, 1994)
Animal Foods: insects; aquatic or marine worms; aquatic crustaceans
Primary Diet: carnivore (Insectivore , Scavenger )
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