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The hind feet are very large and fully webbed with prominent black claws on the tips of the first four toes (hence the name ‘clawed frog’). They appear to be covered in ‘stitches’ which are sensory organs which can detect movement in the water around them. They are also very smooth and slippery, quite hard to keep hold of, and can scratch hard using their claws (Text from Measey et al. 2009, © SANBI).