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

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1239

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scientific name

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)
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Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1802)  

Figure 4C

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.

ZRC

Zoological Reference Collection, National University of Singapore