Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)

Hakim, Jonathan, Trageser, Scott J., Ghose, Animesh, Rashid, Sheikh Muhammad Abdur & Rahman, Shahriar Caesar, 2020, Amphibians and reptiles from Lawachara National Park in Bangladesh, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1239-1268: 1246

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1239

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Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)


Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)  

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Material examined. BANGLADESH • 1 adult; Syl- het Division, Moulvibazar District , Kamalganj Upazila, field behind HEED Guesthouse near LNP; 24°19.86′N, 091°47.64′E; 4 Jun. 2016; photo voucher ZRC ( IMG) 1.136 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. This frog fit the description of H. tigerinus   as a large brown and olive frog with dark blotches and light dorsal line, pointed snout, tympanum and supratympanic fold prominent, and legs large and powerful ( Kabir et al. 2009). It was distinguished from the similar H. crassus (Jerdon, 1854)   by a more pointed snout, tibio-tarsal articulation which extends past the eye, and SVL of over 13 cm in adults ( Khan 2008). It was distinguished from H. litoralis Hasan et al., 2012   due to the lack of distinctness of the black bands across the eye and both lips ( Hasan MK et al. 2012). Its call is a loud and deep croak repeated at regular intervals.

Habitat. Hoplobatrachus tigerinus   was predominantly found in heavily human-modified areas such as rice pad- dies, canals, and man-made ponds. Adults were always

found near water, while juveniles could be found some distance away even in degraded forest and tea plantation.


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