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If a frog to move the roller as it would look?
As well as Suriname Pipa (Pipa pipa).
Let's learn more about it.

Pipa Surinam (Pipa pipa) differs ugly, almost quadrangular and flat trunk, triangular, tapering to muzzle his head, which is not separated from the body, and the thin front legs. Fingers front legs at the end are a few processes, and why Pip called "zvezdopaloyu» (Asterodactylus); hind legs are thicker and rather long, with long, sharp fingers connected full swimming membranes; in old animals the skin on the back fold, and in older females even mesh; before the eyes on the sides of the upper jaw noticed one or two pairs of tentacles, and near the corners of the mouth hangs another pair.

Common in South America. The area covers Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. Water conducts lifestyle, settling, usually in small natural ponds or irrigation canals on the plantations. Rhode pip counts 7 species. Its members do not leave the water lifelong.

When obtaining food pipa is using a strategy scavenger. Forelimbs she digs the ground, vzmuchivaya sludge and pulls water from it food particles. Can be used to power and stationary objects.

For content peep use large aquariums. The volume must be no less than 100 liters per couple, but it's better 200 - 300. At the bottom you can pour gravel, although Pipa manage without soil. The aquarium can be decorated with natural and artificial plants, need a good water filtration. The optimum temperature of 26 degrees. Food - large bloodworms, earthworms, small fish.

The front legs are no membranes, but there is a long, thin fingers - just as a musician! However, with their help, pipa does not play the piano, and loosens bottom mud, digging out something edible. On the fingertips are leathery star appendages, for what is often called the Surinamese peep zvezdolapymi.


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